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Paul Robeson Centennial Scholars

Adriann Lai
Major: Psychology, Cognitive Science
Minor: Music, Health & Society
Hometown: Englishtown, NJ
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Midnight crepe runs
Dream/Goal: I hope to earn my Clinical Psychology PhD to conduct schizophrenia research and therapy.
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: As a Paul Robeson Scholar, I went further than what was asked of me. I was one of a handful of psychology students to voluntarily write an Honors Thesis. The culmination of my schooling and hard work was a piece of scientific literature that I am so proud to show off. This experience was trying, but I learned so much, and it further cultivated my love for science.
Thesis Title: Optical Coherence Tomography Indices of Structural Retinal Pathology in First Episode Schizophrenia
Thesis Department: Psychology


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The designation Paul Robeson Scholar is conferred upon School of Arts and Sciences students who have successfully defended a departmental or interdisciplinary senior thesis, as Paul Robeson himself did in 1919. An extraordinary student and Class of 1919 Valedictorian, Paul Robeson went on to become one of Rutgers University’s most distinguished alumni—as a renowned scholar, orator, performer, and human rights advocate. In honor of his legacy and achievements in the face of adversity, the School is proud to honor him each year as these Rutgers graduates follow in his footsteps.