MPA Student Runs with Booker
Nephrae Blair, current Seton Hall MPA student from Montclair,
recently met Corey Booker when he took the advice of fellow student
Alejandro Rodas to attend a Booker campaign event publicized largely on
twitter. The "Run with Corey" events are being held throughout the
state of New Jersey and basically involve walking/running about two
miles with the U.S. Senate hopeful. Nephrae was happy to represent the
Seton Hall MPA program at the event.
It is not a surprise to see Nephrae, or "Neph" as fellow students
know him, rubbing shoulders with those in political office. Neph's
interest in politics goes back as far as high school where he served as
vice president of his graduating class. Organizing fundraisers for
local food pantries, working for the YMCA of Montclair, spending time in
Italy as an amateur archaeologist, and working as an intern for
Congressman Bill Pascrell while pursuing his undergraduate degree in
political science are just a few of the lines you'll find on his diverse
resume. Last year he had the chance to meet Cuban Ambassador Rodolfo
Reyes though an event held by the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and now
he's running through the streets of Montclair with Corey Booker!
Needless to say, Neph is the type of student who sees opportunity and
gravitates towards it. Nephrae intends to graduate from Seton Hall
University in 2016 and hopes to one day write political biographies.
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