(Left to right) Valeria, Samuel, Tania, Melani, Anali, Bambadjan, Jorge

Initially, I was going to write something like this and share it at our very first Define American Gala at Rutgers-Camden, where we would’ve been celebrating the work we have accomplished, the present, and what’s to come in the future. It would have served as the closing of my chapter as part of the Rutgers-Camden family. But, that didn’t happen because of the coronavirus. The University shut down the school and sent students home in the middle of the semester.