Rutgers University-Camden is a family tradition. My father (’75), brother (’07), and two sisters-in-law (both ’07) earned their degrees here. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English (’02), earned a teaching certificate (’09), and expect to earn my master’s degree in psychology this May. My grandmother and aunt worked here, and several of my cousins have graduated from here, as well.
The faculty at Rutgers-Camden works closely with students to help them achieve success. Dr. Markey’s Healthy Development lab has enabled me to work on research that I have presented at conferences in Tucson and Pittsburgh. Weekly lab meetings serve to organize our work, and provide feedback and support. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged; a linguistics professor is on my psychology thesis committee because my thesis incorporates both my majors, English and psychology. Due to my success here, I have decided to apply for Ph.D. programs.
I have watched this campus grow and transform, not only itself, but the area around it. As I approach the end of my time as a student here, I know Rutgers-Camden has prepared me for my future endeavors. And I know that Rutgers-Camden will always be my second home.
About Emily Wood
Hometown: Merchantville, NJ
Camden College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Date: May 2002
Graduate Program: Psychology
Expected Graduate School-Camden Graduation Date: May 2012