“Ramapo College and its community have supported me tirelessly these past four years, pushing me to where I am today. I’ve had the opportunity to assume leadership positions in multiple organizations, collaborate with faculty and network with professionals.
This past summer, I studied abroad in Greece where I learned about the role of the Mediterranean Diet throughout Greek history in terms of political, economic and social contexts. Beyond the classroom, I had a chance to embrace Greek culture on the streets of Athens and explore the beautiful islands of Agistri, Aegina and of course, Santorini.
While I savored every moment abroad, I also used it as a vehicle to conduct research on the effects of the Greek bailout crisis on small businesses in the Pangrati neighborhood of Athens. Returning to Ramapo as a Global Roadrunner has allowed me to extend my experience by encouraging other students to study abroad and create memories of their own.
As the countdown until graduation begins, I imagine that my career after Ramapo will be just as illuminating as my time at the college has been.” – Mehnaz Ladha ’18 is a Communication Arts with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in International Studies.
While at Ramapo, Mehnaz has been named to the Dean’s List, is a Presidential Scholar in the College Honors Program and is a member of the Academic Honor Societies: Omnicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Iota Rho, Lambda Pi Eta, Golden Key Honor Society, & Alpha Lambda Delta. She is a recipient of both the Hiden Scholarship and Millicent Anisfield Scholarship. Mehnaz has completed research for her College Honors Senior Project that was conducted in Athens, Greece during Summer 2017. Mehnaz is very active on campus, she’s a staff writer at the Ramapo News, a Global Roadrunner Ambassador, the President of Lambda Pi Eta and she is a former Secretary of Alpha Lambda Delta. She has also had a variety of internships: Editorial Intern at Wainscot Media (Aug. 2017-present); Editor & Writer at SunCity Paradise (July 2015-present); Webmaster for AndreaSmith.org (June 2016 – present); Publicity Consultant for Bergen County Horse Rescue (Jan.-May 2017); Communications Intern at the Borough of Franklin Lakes (May-August 2015).
Mehnaz has also been featured in two digital galleries for Glamour Magazine: