Juan Tapia is a M.A. candidate in the United Nations and Global Studies Political Science program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. His concentrations are mostly focused on Environmental Policy, Gender Equality, Human Rights, and Public Health. He currently works as a case specialist in an Immigration program that aids refugees and asylum seekers, who have just crossed the border, navigate their immigration hearings and provide any resources they might need.
Prior to his participation in the graduate program, he graduated cum laude Class of 2020 from Rutgers University - New Brunswick. He obtained his Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and Political Science. During his undergraduate experience, he would work as an intern in his local city's City Hall under Mayor Chris Bollwage in Elizabeth and the Elizabeth Police Department.
Besides English, Juan can speak Spanish and Portuguese fluently and studied Arabic for two years during his undergraduate experience. Later on in his career, Juan is determined to work in the human rights sector and seeks to utilize his knowledge and resources to give back to marginalized communities across the country and the globe.