Sociology Major, African American Studies Minor

Hometown: Irvington, NJ

High School: Frank H. Morrell High School, Irvington, NJ\

Future Plans: After graduation I plan on attending graduate school to pursue my interest in social work and public policy. My goal is to pursue a career in educational policy in order to improve the conditions in Abbott school districts.

What do you like best about the sociology major at Rutgers–Camden?

Majoring in sociology gives me the opportunity to develop skills in research, theory, and practice in order to be an active player in social change. I have learned a variety of research techniques, like how to use quantitative and qualitative research, and how to understand the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.

Is there a professor within the sociology program who has made a difference to you during your studies?

Dr. Robert Wood was my professor for Sociological Theory and Social Stratification. He demonstrated that he really cares about students. He spent extra time to explain material, he was well organized, and a scholar of his field. Not only is Dr. Wood a great professor, he is a mentor.

Why should undergraduates choose to study sociology at Rutgers–Camden?

Rutgers has a challenging curriculum, convenient location, and is cost efficient. A student will gain theoretical and practical knowledge similar to other prestigious universities at half of the cost. Rutgers–Camden is a great school, and it gives students the opportunity to develop a network of peers, mentors, and future employers.