Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective: Law & Justice Major Kathleen has “Dreamed Big”

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Today, as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective series, we feature senior Kathleen (she/her) from Perth Amboy, NJ (Middlesex County). Kathleen is majoring in Law & Justice Studies, having transferred to Rowan University from Rowan College of South Jersey. She discusses her experience at Rowan, professional aspirations, and gives advice to future students.

What is your student experience here at Rowan? Do you feel included? Supported? How so? Could you highlight an example or two?

I love it here, my advisor has been great and supported me throughout my journey.

Kathleen poses for a selfie.

How did you find your friend group here at Rowan?

Through email.

Are you involved on campus? How so? (Academic clubs, social clubs, sports, working on campus, etc.)

I’m currently in law and justice groups.

Could you highlight a Rowan classroom or campus experience that was inclusive and made an impact on you?

My advisors and professors have been great, they treat everyone great.

What are your professional goals?

I have dreamed big. One day I will like to be a judge for Gloucester County and assist future generations with school.

What advice would you give to a Hispanic/Latinx high school student considering your major here at Rowan?

Do it!

If you are open to it, could you share a little about your Hispanic or Latinx heritage?

I was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, but was raised in Puerto Rico. My mother came here to the USA and obtained her bachelo’rs in education from Rowan University. My grandfather first came here as a farmer when the U.S. recruited farmers from Puerto Rico. He made a promise to my grandmother that his kids and grandchildren will have a great future.

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Story by:
Joseph Conte, junior community and environmental planning major

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