St. Norbert College sophomore Seela Raj of Green Bay, Wis., has been named a 2021-22 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated to campus-based civic engagement. Raj, one of 212 students from 39 states who were named Newman Civic Fellows to form the 2021 cohort, is majoring in biology and is on the pre-medical track.
“My dedication to unity and diversity has compelled me to serve as an advocate for others who feel depreciated and disconnected from mainstream society,” Raj said. “I do this through volunteer work with vulnerable populations and through work on social justice and diversity programming as a program assistant at St. Norbert College’s Cassandra Voss Center. This work not only gives me the opportunity to draw on the experiences I have had as a biracial person, it also provides me with a feeling of hope for a future where all people can live in harmony,” Raj added.
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally and internationally.
For more information on Raj and her Newman Civic Fellowship, go to https://compact.org/newman-civic-fellow/seela-raj/.