”Mom Worked Hard So That I Could Have a Chance. She Came Here With Nothing” -Alaba Sotayo

"I want to be an advocate and a positive example to any Newark student who doubts their capability to accomplish their dreams merely because of their circumstances." -Alaba Sotayo

Ms. Alaba Sotayo, 25, is a Nigerian immigrant who is a product of The city of Newark and NPS's Science Park High School Graduate.

Alaba said she found her passion in medicine through a high school summer research program that collaborated with New Jersey Medical School, as well as through her volunteering experiences at University Hospital.

Special thanks to: Tiffany J Cody, Director of Marketing and Communications Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and LaCarla Donaldson, Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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