Bethany Shenise is an undergraduate at Rutgers University, studying Political Science, African Area Studies, and Arabic Language and Literature. Bethany is a Resident Assistant in an all-female, all-first year “living and learning” residence hall as a member of Douglass College. She researched with Professor Eric Davis on Iraqi Youth Attitudes and presented a poster at the Aresty Research Symposium, which was placed as a finalist. Bethany has been the social media chair and secretary of “RU Gluten Free”, a food-allergy resource group on campus. She was on the planning committee for Cook/Douglass Campus’s Monster Mash, a trick-or-treat alternative for kids in the area, which won a regional award from National Association of College and University Residence Halls.
Bethany has been awarded the Academic Excellence Award in 2010 for being in the top 10% of her class, as well as the School of Arts and Science Excellence Award for academic achievement. After graduation, she wants to continue her education in graduate school studying conflict resolution, specifically in genocide prevention and cessation.