2017-2018 Fellows

Daria MartinDaria Martin is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and member of Douglass Residential College. She is pursuing a major in History and a minor in Comparative and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. This past year, Daria served as the Resident Assistant for Jameson Hall, a community of Douglass Women in the SAS Honors Program. Daria’s passion for social justice is reflected in her other leadership roles on campus. She is President of Douglass Q/ummunity, an organization and discussion group that caters to the needs of LGBTQ women and their allies. Furthermore, she is the Vice President of Queer Caucus, the representative body for LGBTQ organizations at Rutgers that serves to empower LGBTQ individuals on campus. Daria also works for the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities as an office assistant. Within this capacity, she assists professional staff in creating a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, with a focus on gender and sexuality. This past summer, Daria assumed the role of Resident Mentor for the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. There, she mentored students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds to advance both their academic and leadership abilities. Daria’s ambition is to become a high school social studies teacher where she will advocate for comprehensive curricula encompassing the suppressed histories of marginalized groups within the United States and across the world.