Featured NOAH Scholar
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
Being chosen as one of the seventeen students who would become NOAH Class of 2009 is most certainly the most life-changing experience I have had thus far.
During my first year my undergraduate career, my academic excellence lead to an invitation to being chosen as one of the seventeen students who would become NOAH Class of 2009 is most certainly the most life-changing experience I have had thus far.
During my first year of my undergraduate career, my academic excellence lead to an invitation to join Hofstra’s Honors College, the university’s Provost Scholars, and Phi Eta Sigma, a national honors society. By my second semester at Hofstra, I had internalized one of the NOAH Program’s mottos :“each one, teach one”, and was motivated to establish an organization at Hofstra University named United Students for Educational Progress (USEP), along with one of my NOAH classmates, Mr. Ricardo Taylor.
By my second year, my responsibilities increased, leading to a full-time position as a district administrator at Sears Holdings. During this time, I was also working assiduously on an application to become a member of the Society for Research on Adolescence, specifically seeking to be granted acceptance into their 2012 Young Scholars Program. Indeed, a few months later, I was accepted as one of the program’s twenty young scholars. And a short while after that, my continued academic excellence and my passionate involvement in the community lead to an invitation to membership in the Golden Key International Honors Society, which I graciously accepted.
My most recent achievements were invitations into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honors society and Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honors Society. I happily accepted both invitations. In the next few months I will be working on my Honors Thesis within the Department of Psychology focusing on risk and resiliency factors among high-risk adolescents, looking forward to exploring NOAH students as my sample.
In the near future, I will also be interning at the Nassau County Youth Court, having the opportunity to explore the psychological reasoning behind juvenile delinquency and volunteering at the Biobehavioral Institute as a Research Assistant. And in just one year, I will be attending my college graduation, in anticipation of attending a PhD program in Clinical-Community Psychology in the fall of 2013.
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