Matthew Chung

Matthew Chung

Matthew Chung, born in Seattle, Washington, is your average 22-year-old Korean-American individual who has lived throughout the northeast from the tri-state of New Jersey to the seafood infested coast of Maine and the pacific northwest. Playing with a rough hand in life, he enlisted in the United States Military shortly after graduating high school. Years later, now a student at Rutgers University, he’s pursuing an education in computer sciences. Despite his challenges and emotional scars, he continues to carry the burden of others on his shoulders as though he feels the duty to those he has lost; to feel like he has to continue on where they could not.

Against all odds he has overcome many close calls and continues the fight against the darkness that progressively tries to consume him. Despite these struggles, he has found hope, support, and love from members of the Rutgers community and friends. As someone once said, “Just shows you have a soul, you haven’t died yet! So don’t give up and keep fighting ’til you have reached your deepest desires!” Safe to say those words really resonated within him and he continues on strong.

Deondre Smalls

Deondre Smalls

Deondre Smalls is currently a senior at Rutgers University majoring in Journalism/Media Studies and minoring in Entrepreneurship. He was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey and has always had a passion for learning new things. Deondre can recall times where he would enter a bookstore before he would enter a toy store. The combination of his passion for learning and his first-hand experience with the inner-city fueled Deondre’s desire to help others. He aspires to be a Producer of a major sports network and to use his platform to provide monetary resources to his hometown. Lending a helping hand does not stop at the touch of fingertips but rather when two palms connect with the intentions of friendship.

Alyea Pierce

Alyea Pierce

Alyea Pierce is a Masters of Education candidate at Rutgers University NB and a graduate intern for the Department of Leadership & Experiential Learning.  She is an author, international poet, and playwright, who is a “real nice cook up” of the West Indies. Pierce’s work has been featured on the stages of the Apollo Theatre and Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, as well as countless TEDx events across the states and abroad.  Her work has been published in the Caribbean Writer, and she is the 2016 playwright-in-residence and actress for the Strength Out of Shadows Theatre company, in which she wrote and performed in her spirited play, Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence.  Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence had its World Premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in August of 2016.

Sgt Jennifer Hammill

Lieutenant Jennifer Hammill

Lieutenant Jennifer Hammill has been a member of the Rutgers University Police Department for the past 14 years. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1992 with a Bachelor’s of Science and in 2008 she received her Masters from Seton Hall University. In 2013 she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

While assigned to the Community Policing Unit she concentrated on cultivating relationships within the Rutgers Community through working with various student groups while proactively conducting safety walks and other community programs.

Involved with Child Passenger Safety for the past 10 years she is a certified instructor.  Currently, she is assigned to the Communications Center.

Marvin A Carter

Marvin A. Carter

Marvin A. Carter is a fourth year Residence Director at The College of New Jersey. Raised in Bordentown, NJ he is a graduate of Seton Hall University (’11) and Bloomsburg University (’13).  This past spring, Marvin received his specialization degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. His area of greatest passion is inspiring others to pursue a purpose driven life. In doing this, his audiences gain applicable knowledge resulting in greater satisfaction both in and out of the workplace. He has engaged various communities on the importance of leadership, leadership development and the significance of relationship building. Known to be a unique and charismatic speaker, Marvin enjoys challenging listeners but most of all investing in them.