adrianaAdriana Scanteianu is a student in the Honors College and a member of the Douglass Residential College studying Mathematics with a minor in Urban Studies. She is a Rutgers Presidential Scholar, a recipient of the SAS Academic Excellence Award, and the 2018 recipient of the Katherine Hazard Prize in Mathematics. Adriana has conducted research in quantum mechanics through the Rutgers DIMACS REU program, and traveled to Rwanda under the Western Washington University REU program to study Rwanda’s incredible family planning system. This past year, she was a speaker at the Population Association of America demography conference in Austin, Texas, and her family planning research was featured in the World Conference on Health Promotion in New Zealand and the Gates International Conference on Family Planning in Rwanda. She has also published research in the field of computational biology. Adriana is very interested in prison reform and currently interns at Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, a non-profit organization which helps provide college education to incarcerated individuals, and volunteers at NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services to support people coming home from Middlesex County Jail. In her free time, Adriana enjoys attending Rutgers Verbal Mayhem spoken word performances, camping, dancing, and playing basketball.