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A Love of Green Spaces Changes a Career Path

“I want to be a part of creating special places that people feel a connection to and look back on fondly. I would love for people—especially in urban areas where it is often lacking—to have the same opportunity that I had to connect to nature. Choosing urban planning allows me to focus on planning greenspaces within the public realm while sharing what is really important to me.”

Dayana Toledo-Mendoza, MPI ’23

Nonprofit Maven and Rising Public Informatics Star Meet Dayana T., a dedicated professional at Rutgers University making waves in the nonprofit sector and a Master of Public Informatics graduate student at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers....

Elana Simon, MPI ’22

First-Gen. Grad and Energy Analytics TrailblazerElana Simon, Senior Research Fellow - Center for Law, Inequality, and Metropolitan Equity, is a 2022 MCRP-MPI graduate of the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Through a careful...

Combining Natural Science and Public Health

“What interests me about public service and social justice is the work being done to make the world a better place. With its diverse student population and collaborative opportunities with outside organizations, I knew Rutgers and the Bloustein School was the right environment for me to grow academically and achieve my goals. I wanted to find a way to serve communities through public service and social justice, to restore hope in areas that need it.”

Scarlet Knight Begins Building a Healthcare Career from Amazing Athletics Experience

“The health administration major is so versatile and offers many opportunities. But you have to work hard to meet the requirements, meet with professors and advisors, and better yourself academically. When I am ready to go out into the real world and get a job, I know that having received a degree from Rutgers will be highly respected.”

Choosing the Bloustein School Opens New Perspectives in Public Health

“What interests me about public service and social justice is the work being done to make the world a better place. With its diverse student population and collaborative opportunities with outside organizations, I knew Rutgers and the Bloustein School was the right environment for me to grow academically and achieve my goals. I wanted to find a way to serve communities through public service and social justice, to restore hope in areas that need it.”

Ali Jan, MPI ’21

Ali Jan is a highly skilled data analyst and an alumnus of Public Informatics at Rutgers University. With a careful selection of courses, research work, and an internship at the MPI program, Ali has honed his expertise in data analysis, statistical modeling, and...

Simran Singh, MPI ’23

First-Gen. Grad and Energy Analytics TrailblazerMeet Simran Singh, a fellow New Jersey resident hailing from Carteret, NJ, and a first-generation university graduate. Simran's academic journey began at Wesleyan University for his Bachelor’s degree. He then continued...

From Curiosity to Compassion: A Journey into Public Health and Medicine

Jay Kavia was always interested in science. Knowing he wanted to explore a career in medicine, he volunteered at his local hospital during high school. He began researching majors that would help him in his prospective medical career, including cell biology and neuroscience, biology, genetics, and public health. What set him on the path of public health was the pandemic.

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Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]