Name: Trudy Morgan Dadzie
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Major(s): Public Policy and Management, Political Science

Academic Awards: President’s Award for Academic Leadership, Spellman Academic Achievement Award, Spellman Award for Community Service, Princeton University’s Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow

Extracurricular Activities: Group Leader, Campus Ambassadors; Teaching Assistant, Refugee & Immigrant Support Service (RISSE); Community Ambassador and Alumni, “Community Service” Live-Learn Community (L.L.C.); SUNY Albany’s Emerging Leader

What are your post-graduation plans?
I will be pursuing an MPA at Rockefeller College.

What accomplishment are you most proud of during your time at Rockefeller?
Studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey.

Who was your most impactful mentor at Rockefeller?
Dr. Victor Asal and Dr. Kamiar Alaei. Dr. Asal introduced me to research and sparked my interest in the Middle East. Dr. Alaei guided me to writing a multidisciplinary thesis paper addressing Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East region.

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those still in school?
In your walk, you will find that every person you meet is your superior in some way, and in that, be ready always to learn from him/her (paraphrasing Ralph Waldo Emerson).

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