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Everybody has a defining moment in their lives, or perhaps even a series of them. For aspiring dentist Rachel Florence, one of hers came early into young adulthood. She’d long set her sights on a career in Occupational Therapy (OT), having even accrued a chunk of related credits by her high school graduation and completed subsequent college coursework in a year. But just as she was set to pursue higher OT education, the Brooklyn native and current Passaic, New Jersey resident made a slight but crucial change in direction.
As a future dentist, Yehuda Lehrfield, LAS ‘14, credits the “unique, individualized attention” the professors showered on him as one of the reasons he was able to do so well academically at LAS. Thanks to his stellar achievements, Lehrfield was accepted to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry—known as one of the most advanced dental schools in the world (and the first one, too.)
Healthcare is inexorably entangled in state and federal politics. Consequently, compassion and dedication to treating underserved populations is only half the battle. The other part involves understanding and getting in between the red tape that determines how resources get distributed to those in need. Dina Kupfer has always grasped this symbiosis implicitly. After graduating from Touro’s Lander College of Arts and Sciences with a psychology degree in 2009, the Brooklyn native coupled that with a Masters in Political Science from Brooklyn College. Today, she splits her time between the classroom—Kupfer is an adjunct professor in LAS’s Poli-Sci department—and legal work and government liaison for Yeled V’yalda, a Brooklyn-based social-services agency that assists children and their families.
Whether you’re a working journalist or aspiring law school student, it’s equally necessary to see issues from all sides and come to honest, measured conclusions. And in today’s workforce in general, young college graduates have to be flexible and open-minded. Brooklyn native and resident Rachel Goldberger understands both these tenets explicitly.