Making Their Way in the World

RISE (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability & Equity) welcomed back Shore Corps alumni to speak with current high schoolers about their college experience and professional careers.

The alumni have gone into a wide range of fields, including neurosurgery, urban planning, acting, environmental health sciences, and anesthesiology, at some of the best colleges in the United States (Sophie Davis Biomedical Education at CUNY School of Medicine, Yale University, University of Southern California, SUNY at Purchase, SUNY at Albany, Columbia University).

Most of the alumni had been in the RISE internship program, Shore Corps, throughout their four years of high school. They reflected on the life skills they gained and the passion that led many to pursue careers in public health, city planning, and science research.

It was nice to have them back to give advice and tips to the next generation of high schoolers. The Rockaway community should be proud to have these young people paving the way and making the world a better place!

By Jeanne DuPont, RISE Executive Director

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