As a congressional intern in both a district and Washington, D.C. office, JD got a firsthand look at the American political system. As a student on campus, he joined a fraternity, played club lacrosse, and attended plenty of Rutgers Athletics sporting events.
Why did you choose Rutgers–New Brunswick?
I chose Rutgers because I wanted to do something totally new for my four years as an undergraduate. I wanted to be on the East Coast and I wanted to be close to major cities, so Rutgers fit the profile perfectly. When I came for an Admitted Student Open House, I received personal interest from the faculty that I never saw anywhere else. I knew then if they were willing to put the time in for prospective students, this was a school worth attending.
What was it like attending the Honors College?
The Honors College is such a unique experience. You are immediately plugged into a community, which makes the transition from high school to college so much easier. Living with the deans and faculty is also a really unique part of the Honors College experience.
Did you participate in any philanthropic or community service activities?
I do a lot of community service with my fraternity, Chi Psi, as well as with Rutgers Dance Marathon. For the latter, I stared as a dancer, then became a captain for two years, and eventually became an assistant director of finance. Dance Marathon is an awesome community of people. Rutgers students are so passionate about helping these kids.
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