Growing Up Poor Spurs Alumna to Become a Mentor to Many

As a child growing up in Jamaica, West Indies, Carolyn Chang often went without shoes and missed a few years of education. Her family could not afford the school and uniform fees required for Jamaican public schools.

Nevertheless, she always dreamed big. “From the time I could think, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer,” says Chang, a graduate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Law School in Camden. “In Jamaica, attorneys are revered as pillars of the community who help people in need. I never heard a lawyer joke until I came to the United States. “

Today, Chang, who …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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