Samantha Chen is a student in the Honors College majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science in School of Arts and Sciences. She is a recipient of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and has spent the past two summers conducting research on neurodegenerative diseases. Despite her background in science, Sam is also extremely interested in law and politics and was an intern for the Morris County Democratic Committee where she has worked on the 2018 congressional campaigns for Mikie Sherrill and Tom Malinowski. At Rutgers, Sam is currently the President of the Honors College Student Advisory Board which serves to advocate for the student body, facilitate collaboration between students and faculty, and shape the culture at the Honors College. She is also cofounder of the Honors College Book Club and has participated on an Honors Program study abroad trip to South Africa where she studied activism during the apartheid era. Sam hopes to attend law school in the future and work towards bridging the gap between science and law.
- Research Topic: Truth, Reconciliation, and the #MeToo Movement