Law School Graduate Assistant
Hailing from Lima, Peru, Kenny Cordero Rubinos is currently in his senior year at Hofstra University. Kenny has a double major of Political Science and History with a minor in Latin American and Carribean Studies. When not studying, Kenny can be found actively participating in the Student Government Association, Nexus Yearbook and Hofstra Historians, Center of Civic Engagement, and many other clubs and organizations on campus. He is also currently the Student Affairs Chair in the University Senate. After graduating in May, Kenny plans to attend law school.
We live in a world where we can no longer afford to wait and see as someone else tries to place their impact so that we can hope for a change. Instead we are forced to act to see the change that we so believe in. My name is Agnes Gakenia Mathenge, a Mathematical Business Economics major and an intern at the Centre for Civic Engagement. I come from Africa- (Kenya to be precise), a continent known predominantly for war, poverty and disease, yet it is the boiling pot of so much potential that is so needed in the world today. As a native of the continent it then becomes my responsibility to try and change that which ails us, by learning about what the root of the problem is and acting positively towards a change. Working for CCE therefore provides this training ground of how to approach issues such as the economy, human rights and the environment and create awareness that eventually impacts people and causes them to see a need for change. This is what I would want to see in Kenya, in Africa, these acts that do lead to a positive and long-lasting change.
Year at Hofstra: Sophomore (Class of 2013)
Major/Minor: Health Science/ International Affairs
I aspire to become a physician; one of my greatest goals is to go back to help improve the health conditions in my country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the African continent before traveling worldwide to assist in medical programing. An old central African proverb says, " When you take the elevator up to reach the top, please don't forget to send the elevator down." In other words, when you reach your success in life, do not forget to help others that come after you. I want to reach back to help under-privileged populations in Africa and worldwide.I want to visit remote places to deliver treatments personally.
Other Affliations: NOAH program, Co-founder and president of Hofstra Afrikan Students Association (HASA).