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I would like to go into education policy and change how and what students in urban communities learn.

Anthropology and History Majors, African American Studies Minor

Ashley Everett knows the importance of a quality education. As such, she aspires to become an education policy advocate for students who reside in urban communities.

Aspirations: Education has been such a transformative factor in my personal narrative in so many ways. That being said, I would like to go into education policy and change how and what students in urban communities learn. Additionally, I would like to go to law school to gain a better understanding of the policy process--a skill I hope to take with me to agencies such as the Department of Education in Washington, DC!

Activities & interests: I love attending academic conferences and debate tournaments as a member of the Rutgers University-Newark debate team. Additionally, I am the president of RU-Pride, a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society and the Rutgers University-Newark Honors College!

Favorite class or professor at RU-N: Race, Gender and American Film with Dr. Belinda Edmonson. The course allowed me to question media representations of all types, and the opportunity to engage in discussion with Dr. Edmonson was priceless!

Biggest challenge at RU-N: So many activities and great classes but so little time!

Reflections on RU-N experience: My time at Rutgers University-Newark has given me exposure to cultures, people and ideas I would have never gotten if I didn’t come to THIS campus. With the exception of my classes, I have learned the most from my peers.

“Tweetable” advice to incoming freshmen (140 characters or less): Join every club you want to! Get involved with Greek life and push yourself academically--no one ever wishes he or she slept more in college!

Expressions of gratitude: Words can’t even express how thankful I am for everything I gained from Rutgers University-Newark. My time here has been a blessing, and I will cherish it fondly forever.