Patrice Banks

Patrice Banks Former Auto Airhead and Founder of Girls Auto Clinic   Patrice Banks is disrupting the automotive industry with her inspiring and energetic message of “educating and empowering women through their cars!” Patrice an engineer and automotive technician, created a movement that inspires women, the #1 customer in the auto industry to change the…

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Lexi & Alyse Scaffidi

Lexi & Alyse Scaffidi Creators of BiteSizedFitness & The Body Confident VS Fashion Show We are 2 sisters from NJ who love fitness, fashion and helping others. We created an online company called “BiteSizedFitness” to help promote body confidence through a healthy lifestyle. In October, we released a recreation of the popular Victoria’s Secret Fashion…

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Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco Winner of America’s Next Top Model and Disability Rights Activist   Nyle DiMarco, winner of “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Next Top Model,” empowers audiences to believe they can do and be anything they want in life, no matter the obstacle.   He won the mirror ball trophy on ABC’s Dancing with…

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Stephanie Klemons

Stephanie Klemons Stephanie is Associate Choreographer and an Original Cast Member of Broadway’s smash hit HAMILTON! Along with the company she helped lead the show to it’s record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations and 11 wins, including one for Best Choreography. The cast album also broke records, making it to #1 not only on the Musical chart,…

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Clint Smith

Clint Smith Acclaimed Spoken Word Poet, Award-winning Educator Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship with research interests that include mass incarceration, the sociology of race, and the…

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Dan Parris & David Peterka

Dan Parris & David Peterka Traveling Documentarians Dan Parris and David Peterka created a documentary film What Matters?, a feature length documentary about three friends, two idealistic Christians and one skeptic Atheist, attempting to live in extreme poverty (on $1.25 a day) across 3 continents. The adventure takes a devastating turn when they survive a…

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Kimberly A. Brown

Kimberly A. Brown Founder of ManifestYourself.com Kimberly A. Brown is an entrepreneur, speaker, and career and leadership coach. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, LLC, provides in-person and virtual workshops, trainings, and coaching to professionals looking to lead a dynamic career and life. Through her experience as a career development adviser in some…

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Alex Rosado-Torres

Alex Rosado-Torres Alex Rosado-Torres is History major with a minor in Education and his hometown is Newark, New Jersey. Alex is a first-generation college student who has a passion for urban education and student development. Currently, he serves as an RA for the Latin Images LLC, works with the Leadership and Experiential Learning Department as…

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Laura Zottarelli

Laura Zottarelli Laura Zottarelli is a proud alumni of Bergen Community College and successfully transferred to Rutgers University in the Fall of 2016. She describes the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning as her Rutgers’ family. This department has not only helped her transition into Rutgers, but also influenced her personally and professionally. She is…

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Nainika Paul

Nainika Paul Nainika Paul is a School of Arts and Sciences senior and Douglass woman majoring in Political Science and double-minoring in International and Global Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She is currently a member of RUSA Allocations, an Institute of Women’s Leadership Scholar, as well as an Eagleton Undergraduate Associate. She is also…

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Farah Elattar

Farah Elattar Farah Elattar, School of Arts and Sciences ’19, is a Philosophy and Cinema Studies double major, with a minor in French. She is in the SAS Honors Program, and has been on the Dean’s list since her first year of school. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and…

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Thalia Contreras

Thalia Contreras Thalia Contreras is a fourth year student at Rutgers University majoring in Biology, and minoring in Nutrition and Africana Studies. Her pre-med track has her focused toward a future career as a Medical Examiner, which she plans to do autopsies for the FBI. Alongside her studies her activism on campus includes being the…

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Angelica Flores-Valencia

Angelica Flores-Valencia Angelica Flores-Valencia is a Junior and a transfer student at Rutgers University double majoring in Political Science and Planning and Public Policy. She is part of the Douglass Residential College and the RU Undocumented Club. Angelica plans to attend law school after finishing her undergraduate in order to pursue a career in immigration…

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Christie Schweighardt

Christie Schweighardt Christie Schweighardt is majoring in Health Administration in Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and minoring in Digital Communications, Information, and Media. She is currently Vice President of the Rutgers University Student Assembly and also helps plan Rutgers Relay For Life, which is a 14-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer…

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Husein Jauhari

Husein Jauhari Husein Jauhari is a junior majoring in Business Analytics and Information Technology and has a deep interest in the data/IT industries. On campus, he is involved in a diverse mix of organizations, including his role as Treasurer of the International Student Association and a Consultant for the Office of Information Technology. In his…

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Allysa Kemraj

Allysa Kemraj Allysa Kemraj is a senior double-majoring in Genetics and Cognitive Science and Minoring in Music. She is currently researching Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare disorder that afflicts her, and hopes to pursue an MD/PhD in order to devote her life to patients with rare diseases like herself. Her goal is to participate in as…

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Ms. Iana J. Daniels

Ms. Iana J. Daniels An active duty Major in the U.S. Army who breaks the stigma of mental health Ms. Iana J. Daniels is an active duty Major in the United States Army with over 19 years of service. She is currently a Construction Program Manager at the United States Army Central Command, at Shaw…

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Monti Washington

Monti Washington Author and Motivational Speaker Monti travels across the nation speaking to college students on topics spanning from education to leadership, and diversity. As a speaker, Monti has spoken to and mentored thousands of students nationwide. He has delivered motivational presentations for high school assemblies, associations, and universities. Monti’s passion for helping students stems…

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Ben Worobey

Ben Worobey Energizers Captain Ben is a senior, studying neuroscience and minoring in Spanish, and the Energizers Captain for the Mark Conference this year. When he’s not studying, Ben enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying out new recipes. He also conducts biomedical research pertaining to alcoholism, is the treasurer of the Rutgers Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and…

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Stella Khezri

Stella Khezri Digital Public Relations Captain Stella is the Digital Public Relations Captain for the Mark Conference, and is double majoring in Psychology and Communication, and minoring in Statistics. She then hopes to earn an MBA in Marketing, to one day obtain a management role in an advertising agency. In addition to being a LEx…

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Jasmine Renee Lopez

Jasmine Renee Lopez Experience Captain Jasmine is a junior majoring in Biological Sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS). In addition to being the Mark Conference Experience Captain, Jasmine works as a dental assistant and insurance coordinator at a pedodontist office, and is president of the Rutgers Pre-Dental Society. After completing her…

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Ria Rungta

Ria Rungta Logistics Captain Ria is a senior majoring in Genetics and the LEx Conference Logistics Captain for the 2018 Mark Conference. Originally from India, she transferred to Rutgers in her sophomore year to pursue her passion in the field of genetics. She hopes to make a difference in people’s health-care by exploring and redefining…

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Kristy Li

Kristy Li Public Relations Captain Kristy is the Public Relations LEx Mark Captain. She is a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Labor Studies, specializing in Law and the Workplace. Being an strong introvert, she found it hard to succeed in leadership positions. Through the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning, she…

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Erika Rears

Erika Rears Speaker Logistics Captain Erika is a senior majoring in German, hoping to pursue a career in Human Resource Management after graduation. She is the LEx Mark Captain in charge of Speaker Logistics for the 2018 Mark Conference. In addition to her involvement with the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning, Erika founded Troop…

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Tristen Wallace

Tristen Wallace Captain Tristen is a junior currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing and is largely interested in the art of photography and managing businesses. With experience in many leadership roles around campus and in his career, he has already began to manage in many different facets and industries. Not only focused on school…

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Anthony Tellez

Anthony Tellez Resources Captain Anthony is a senior at Rutgers University double majoring in Psychology and Human Resource Management. In addition to serving as a LEx Mark Conference Captain, Anthony is also involved in the Rutgers University Student Assembly, New Student Orientation and serves as a resident assistant on the Livingston campus. Following graduation, Anthony…

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