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“EOF has been one of the major keys to my success here at Rutgers. EOF has helped support and provide sources that have helped me to become the best version of myself. EOF has funded me to attend a 5-week Summer Institute for Pre-Legal Studies.”
LoriAnn is an EOF scholar at the School of Arts and Sciences
Criminal Justice and Social Work
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers University–New Brunswick


Mullica Township, New Jersey

LoriAnn's Story

LoriAnn is pursuing a double major in criminal justice and social work with a minor in Africana Studies. LoriAnn will be participating in the National Student Exchange Program through Rutgers where she will be doing research at a different undergraduate institution in the United States. She was involved in Rutgers Alternative Break Trips where she traveled to Washington D.C. and volunteered to serve persons suffering from hunger and homelessness. LoriAnn was a Rutgers First-Year Fellowship through Rutgers’s Leadership and Experimental Learning Department. She worked at Rutgers’s Residence Life Office as a student assistant and at Rutgers Recreation as a membership assistant. LoriAnn plans to attend law school and become a public defender then branch off and become a Civil Rights Attorney. Her dream is to own my own law firm in New Jersey. LoriAnn says that being a first-generation college student has been an uphill struggle, but it has also motivated her to grow both professionally and academically. LoriAnn says she chose Rutgers because she wanted to be a product of her own State and community. Rutgers has a wide-range of programs to offer, both academics and/or extracurriculars. Her favorite thing about Rutgers  is the open environment it has to offer. No matter where she is on campus she knows her voice will matter.