Sunzida Ahmed is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Environmental Studies. On campus, Sunzida is a member of the Rutgers University Mock Trial Association, where she competes across the country to gain valuable trial advocacy skills. When she’s not pretending to be a lawyer in mock trials, Sunzida tutors for Upward Bound, a program dedicated to giving first-generation low-income high school students a path to higher education. Along with being a tutor, Sunzida is the Events Coordinator for the Bonner Leadership Program where she promotes service-learning through civic engagement in the city of New Brunswick.She has a passion for icebreakers and conversation-starters, likely kindled from her two years working with incoming students for Rutgers New Student Orientation. After college, Sunzida hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in environmental law, advocating for environmental justice in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. In her free time, Sunzida loves to paint, make crème brûlées, and pamper her pet hamster.
2020 - 2021 Fellows
- Research Topic: The Prosecutorial Discretion of Environmental Crime