Meet The Emerging Leaders Council

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Walter Atencio

Advisor

He is the first in his family to attend college. His interest in Rutgers Law came from his discovery of Newark’s history. “Coming from a disadvantaged background, it immediately grabbed my attention when I was told about how the Newark uprisings led to the formation of a program that recognized the need to help out those like myself ‘make it’ in a field that was nowhere near as diverse as it is today.

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Lazaro Valdes Fraga

Program Coordinator

Lazaro is currently attending Montclair State University majoring in Language Business and Culture with a concentration in Spanish and a minor in Psychology. He is an active leader on campus having been involved as a Student Mentor for the freshman community for over two years, served as a Legislator for the Student Government Association and is currently a Resident Assistant at MSU. 

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Cristhofer Moreira

Member

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David Ramirez

Member

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Walter Valera

Member

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Miguel Anthony Cardona

Co-Founder

Miguel Anthony was born and raised in Newark, NJ.  He currently attends George Washington University in D.C. majoring in Public Health. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., a GWU Orientation Leader and a scholar of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.   Miguel has served on the executive council of the Big Brother/Little Brother Program and a peer mentor for Better Make Room. 

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Jesus Delgado

Member

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Elijah Grullon

Member

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Cristhofer Moreira

Member

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Jeremiah Plata

Member

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Lorenzo Perez

Member

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