AILEEN MERINO is a proud New Brunswick High School alumna. Since graduated from New Brunswick High School in 2016. She has dedicated much of her time leading mentorship programs that target students of color throughout New Jersey.
Since receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Rider University, Aileen has served as a Constituent Services Representative for United States Congresswoman Bonnie Coleman of New Jersey. Aileen actively takes part in forming the first Immigration Advisory Committee for the Congresswoman, as well as leading her Congressional Internship Program as the Intern Supervisor.
She is also pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration at Saint Peter’s University. With her Masters, Aileen plans to utilize her skills, talents, and experiences to implement her personal mission to empower marginalized communities.
“I joined the NBEF AMP Team because black and brown students are statistically told they aren’t capable of beating the odds. But there’s strength in numbers, and when New Brunswick youth stick together, we are unstoppable.” — Aileen Merino