25 for 25 voices of Rutgers University LGBTQA alumni

25for25 Interns

Meet Our 25 FOR 25 Alumni History Project Student Interns

The content for this project was a labor of love. Student interns volunteered their time to curate and edit each submission for publication. We are grateful for their efforts in making this project a reality.

Lead Interns

Hima Sathian (they/them) is a Social Work graduate student intern at SJE. They work part-time at the Center on Violence Against Women & Children as a Community Engagement Assistant and is also an organizer with East Coast Solidarity Summer (ECSS), a South Asian diaspora & Indo-Caribbean youth run social & global justice education retreat. As an undergraduate alumni from Rutgers themselves, they were really excited to manage this project along with the undergraduate interns.

Beckham Duffy (he/him) is a double major in Art and Women and Gender Studies. He plans on continuing his graduate studies at Rutgers within the Human Resources Masters Program. He recently created his own custom clothing company, Acardia Clothing, featuring his own designs which are heavily influenced by his passion for social justice.

Daria Martin (she/her/hers) is a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and is pursuing a major in history and a minor in comparative and critical race and ethnic studies. She is actively involved with the LGBTQ community on campus through her job as an office assistant at the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities as well as her leadership roles within the student organizations of Douglass Q/ummunity and Queer Caucus.


Barbara Shi (she/her/hers) is a first-year student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, intending to double major in history and women’s & gender studies with minors in public health and political science. In her spare time, she loves to DJ for 90.3 The Core and collect stationery.

Darya Tahvildar-Zadeh (she/her/hers) is a freshman in the School of Arts and Sciences and is currently undecided on her major, but is considering a degree in either Sociology or Cognitive Science. She loves playing the cello and is involved in Rutgers Sinfonia and Rutgers String Ensemble.

Kristina (she/her/hers) is currently a 3rd-year undergraduate student at Rutgers, majoring in Sociology and minoring in French.  She spent her first two years pursuing a degree in Engineering, but took a class in Sociology and switched majors.  Now, she’s happily studying Sociology and hopes to go to graduate school.


Learn more about RULGBTQIA history directly from the alumni who lived it with our 25for25 Alumni History Project!