We Can Find Your Yoda In Seven Questions.

yodaiconWe Can Find Your Yoda In Seven Questions.

Like Yoda, Drew’s brilliant professors take you under their wing, spark your intellectual curiosity and help you take off. Find your Yoda by answering these questions.
1. What was your favorite subject in high school?
2. On a typical Saturday, what are you most likely up to?
Binging Netflix
Studying / Working on a hobby
Watching sports / Hanging with friends
3. Which tv character do you aspire to be?
Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
Josie McCoy (Riverdale)
4. What are you most looking forward to in college?
Showing off your talents
Studying abroad
Being active
Interning / Researching
5. Pick a word that describes you best.
6. Pick a superpower.
Time travel
Weather control
7. What do you look for in a mentor?
Someone who can connect your talents and interests with a path that makes sense
Someone who will collaborate on projects and get you published
Someone who has professional experience and contacts outside of the classroom
Someone who will motivate you and test your limits
Carlos Yordán
You got Carlos Yordán, chair of political science and associate professor of international relations! He’s an expert on humanitarian intervention, peace-building, US foreign policy and global counter-terrorism. Need to understand the world? Carlos is your guy. He runs our United Nations semester, which will introduce you to international diplomacy firsthand. As one of his students told us before he jetted to Oxford to earn his advanced degree, “Speaking with him, I realized that international policy was not just a passing fancy, but a passion.”
Kimani Fowlin
You got Kimani Fowlin, assistant professor of dance! “Everyone gets the opportunity to dance!” she says, so no worries if you’re not a dancer. Her signature course? Afro Fusion and Dance in the Community, which gathers her students, senior center residents and elementary and high school students who tell their stories through dance. Professor Fowlin dances professionally around the globe. She’s a strong advocate for dance literacy and was was just named Outstanding Dance Educator by the New York State Dance Education Association.
Adam Cassano
You got Adam Cassano, associate professor of chemistry and co-director of Drew’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. Professor Cassano’s research explores the amazing catalytic power of enzymes involved in phosphoryl transfer. We do not know what that means, but he assures us it is one of the most important chemical reactions in biology. Being mentored by him means you will have access to independent research opportunities, feedback, collaboration and numerous $5 words we don’t understand.
Christa Racine
You got Christa Racine, associate director of Drew athletics and head women’s soccer coach. Self-described as “competitive as they come,” she is the program’s all-time leader in wins. Racine has also been named the Coach of the Year at Drew three times and DIII Coach of the Year by the College Soccer Association of New Jersey. She has led teams to 15 conference playoff appearances, seven ECAC Tournament appearances and two NCAA Tournaments. Equal parts coach and teacher, Racine will keep you on the ball—on and off the field.