2015-2016 Fellows

Juan SacasaJuan Sacasa is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences. He is a recipient of the RUP Excellence Award and was Dean's List his freshman and sophomore years. He is pursuing a degree in History and is hoping to gain entrance into the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He is an active member of his township and Rutgers communities. Juan intends to teach special education at the elementary school level. He currently provides religious instruction as a catechist for St. Ambrose Parish in Old Bridge, New Jersey and is the director of a Catholic youth group. The youth group is involved in frequent volunteering activities. Juan's essay for Research and Disciplines was chosen for the Rutgers annual Undergraduate Writer's Conference as well as selected for publication for Dialogues @RU. He served on two volunteer service trips for the Rutgers Catholic Student Association to Tampa, Florida where his group helped to renovate a church and distribute food and clothing to the poor. He also writes for St. Ambrose Church which is inserted in the weekly church bulletin. Juan is employed at the YMCA of Western Monmouth County as a membership associate and as a camp counselor during the summer.