Based on faculty and instructor nominations to the Undergraduate Studies Committee, the department chooses one undergraduate major to feature as our monthly Sociology & Criminology Student Spotlight. This program recognizes the extraordinary achievements, accomplishments, and activities of our undergraduate students.
Arufa explains that, as a child, her father owned a small deli and she was exposed to crime and violence in the neighborhood. These experiences made her “passionate about patterns, interactions, and a sense of ‘flow’ in society” and led to her decision to study criminology.
Arufa isn’t sure what she will do after graduation but she would like to work with families and youth, perhaps with Child Protective Services or a similar agency.