professors at The College of New Rochelle are those who present
me and all their students."
School of Arts & Sciences
Helen, where did
you go to high school
an international student here at CNR. I grew up in
Nairobi, Kenya where I attended a boarding school called Pangani Girl's
Why did you decide
to attend The College of New Rochelle?
I chose The
College of New Rochelle because it offered a program. I really wanted
Studies. Most colleges offer International Studies only as a sub-topic
Political Science, but CNR has International Studies as an independent
Also, I wanted to attend a college that was close to my home in New
CNR was in the perfect location.
When did you
arrive in the United States?
to America in August
of 2006, which was a good
time because it gave me a chance to prepare myself for my first
What class is your
one of my
favorite classes was Storytelling Across
the Media taught by Dr. Michael Grabowski. Students were able to
creating a video and a website. It was such a ‘hands-on’ experience for
everyone else in the class. We were using modern technology right in
Of all the CNR
professors you've had, who are your favorites?
been lucky. I have had
a lot of great teachers.
One of my favorite professors is Dr. Grabowski. He is committed to
his students learn as much as they can. That is similar to all the
have had at CNR. My favorite professors at The College of New Rochelle
those who present challenges to me and all their students.
How have you been
involved at CNR outside of your studies?
currently the Vice
President of the CNR Model United
Nations, and I've had the chance to represent the College in three
conferences--one at the University of Pennsylvania, and two National
conferences in New York and Washington D.C. I'm also a member of the
Nations Women's Development Fund (UNIFEM) at CNR, and I am a
writer for the student newspaper, Tatler.
Do you live on
a day-hop. I live
fifteen minutes away from the
College, on Huguenot Street.
Do you know where
you are headed after graduation?
hoping to start my
career with an international
non-governmental organization and work in conflict resolution and
I also want to go back to Kenya and work for the Kenyan Ministry of
find out if CNR is the right choice
for you, please contact:
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805