Adam Varoqua double majors in Psychology and Anthropology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. After he graduates in spring 2019, Adam plans to pursue masters degrees in Anthropology and Public Health, with a focus on global health and epidemiology.
His career goals include conducting public health research in university settings, eventually earning a doctorate degree, becoming a university professor, and writing textbooks.
At Seton Hall, Adam is the president of the Psychology Club and the Seton Hall Youth Democratic Socialists of America. He currently serves as a Senator in the Student Government Association for the school’s College of Arts and Sciences. Adam is also a member of Seton Hall Mock Trial; P.O.E.T.I.C. (dance and spoken word club), and Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society). He writes for the school’s student newspaper, The Setonian.
Adam is also active in GERA-SHU, Seton Hall’s branch of the nonprofit Global Emergency Response and Assistance. This organization assists assists families and individuals in need and also help newly admitted refugees integrate into American society.
When taking a break from all his activities, Adam enjoys writing poetry and performing spoken word. You could find him in a museum, especially quirky, off-the-beaten-path ones, or just exploring new places in search of an adventure.
His friends describe him as the person who shouts random memes in the middle of car rides.
Adam’s goals as a participant in Writing Wrongs 2018 are thus:
By sharing the stories of those whose voices are passed over, they’ll be given the serious attention they deserve. Their narratives are important and meaningful; their stories help to shed light on themselves and the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. I’m so grateful for this opportunity as I get to be a part of team that helps to ensure survivors’ stories are told and never forgotten. Being a part of Writing Wrongs means I get to help right the wrongs faced by many and hopefully change the way society views victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.