2015-2016 Fellows

Maggie WoodruffMaggie Woodruff is a student in the school of Arts and Sciences Honors Program majoring in Cultural Anthropology. She is also pursuing minors in Criminology and Environmental Studies, and a certificate in Digital Filmmaking. Maggie is a recipient of the SAS Academic Excellence Award, and has made the Dean's List for the past four semesters. At Rutgers, Maggie is a member of the Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective, as well as the Artists' Collective, for which she hosts the monthly coffeehouses. She has also gotten involved in the Students for Environmental Awareness club and the Apiculture club. This past year, Maggie was proud to be the Peer Academic Leader for the Honors residence hall for the Douglass Residential College. An avid ultimate frisbee player, Maggie will be a captain of the women's club team at Rutgers this year. She is also excited to be taking on the new leadership position of Resident Assistant on College Ave. during the '15-'16 academic school year. Maggie loves traveling, and was grateful to be able to travel with the Honors Program to the Yucatan Peninsula this past spring to learn about Mayan and Mexican history. During the summer, Maggie interned with Wac Arts in London, a program dedicated to empowering young people through art. She also worked on an archeological dig in Vacone, Italy, where she started learning Italian in addition to her Spanish studies. Over past summers, Maggie has interned with Leonard Lopate at WNYC (NPR). In the future, Maggie envisions creating powerful narratives that open our eyes and ears so as to increase understanding, grow empathy, and make room for social change.