2019 - 2020 Fellows

Hena MehtaHena Mehta, School of Arts and Sciences '21, is a double major in Political Science and Criminal Justice. She has been on the Dean's List every semester since her enrollment at Rutgers University and is a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. She hopes to study abroad sometime in the upcoming year to learn about the political and governmental operations of another country. Upon graduation at Rutgers, Hena anticipates on continuing her education in law school, and then eventually fulfilling her ultimate dream of becoming a prosecutor. For the past year, she has been working at an injury law firm in Somerville, New Jersey, where she has gained insight about the inner-workings of a law firm and the expectations of someone practicing in this field. At Rutgers, she is an active member of The Association of Punjabis, where she served as a Fundraising/Philanthropy committee member and is currently serving as the organization's Secretary. Hena was a tutor in conjunction with the Collaborative Mentoring Program, where she assisted students of New Brunswick Middle School towards their path to secondary education. During her freshman year, she was accepted in a first-year fellowship sponsored by the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning and was awarded with certification for successfully graduating the course. Additionally, her group was awarded the most outstanding social change project by the department. Hena is an SAS mentee under the direction and guidance of Professor Lisa Miller of the Political Science department. In her free time, Hena enjoys watching crime-mystery movies and re-runs of Friends.