Cristian Moreno was born in Atlantic City to immigrant parents from Oaxaca, Mexico. His roots are tied to the city, where he grew up regularly seeing immigrant struggles in the community.
“My parents came to America when they were my age. All around me, there was fear and a lack of access to resources from being undocumented,” he said.
These life experiences sparked Moreno’s interest in immigration law, immigrant policy and Chicano studies, the study of Mexican-American culture and identity, as well as Latino/a and indigenous populations in the Americas.
Moreno, a double major studying Political Science and Historical Studies, serves as Stockton University’s student alternate trustee; president of the College Democrats student organization; and president of Stockton’s new mock trial team. Though only in his third year at Stockton University, his credits reflect senior-year status.
Michael Rodriguez, associate professor of Political Science; Linda J. Wharton, professor of Political Science; Cristian Moreno, Stockton’s student alternate trustee; and Claire Abernathy, assistant professor of Political Science/American Politics
Catherine Rosenberg’s research project at Stockton helped her get a full scholarship for a Ph.D. program in Computational Integrative Biology at Rutgers University-Camden beginning in January.
Working with her doctor from Fox Chase Cancer Center and professors at Stockton, Rosenberg applied a much more accurate method of measuring the volume of limbs in patients suffering from lymphedema. This condition results when a compromised lymphatic system cannot drain lymphatic fluids back into the bloodstream due to an obstruction found in the lymphatic system.
Timothy Schmidt, a Political Science major from Berlin, N.J. with a concentration in Pre-Law, gets involved in many aspects of community life at Stockton and beyond, despite a 70-mile daily commute.
He’s president of the student commuters group, Commuters on the Go, because he feels “really strongly about making sure that commuters get full access to all the services that Stockton has to offer.”