Neha Rai

Class of:



Politics & Law, minors in Philosophy and Women & Gender Studies


I am a Politics and Law major with a double minor in Philosophy and Gender studies. My interests align with the extracurricular activities I am involved in the campus. A lot of them have to do with community service and social justice causes. Some of them include the Emory Climate Collaborative, Sustained Dialogue Program, Bonner Program, the Pre-Law Society among many others. I intend on pursuing a career in law after graduation. Although I am still unclear about what particular type of law I want to study, I am hoping that it has something to do with non-profit organizations fighting for social justice issues.


How would you describe the character of the Emory & Henry Honors Program?

It is a very individualized program that has a place for everyone no matter what you are looking for. The Honors office, for example, embodies this character. On any given day, you will find the office filled with students with varied majors, backgrounds, and interests, many of whom are looking for different things and engaging in various activities. Or, just waiting for Dr. Boltwood.

What advice would you give to future Honors Scholars?

Engage with the program as much as you can and do not be afraid to venture out. The Honors program is so much more than scholarships and scholastic achievements. It is also about the community. Reach out to other Honors students and expand your connections. Your college journey will be so much holistic and fulfilling this way.

What is one of your experiences as an Honors student that has meant the most to you?

Of the many experiences, I would consider the conference trip to California to be the most meaningful one. I was able to spend the week with some great people right before the finals and it was a really memorable trip.

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