Stanford seniors named Glamour magazine’s Top Ten College Women
When she was a Stanford sophomore, JACQUELINE ROTMAN was featured in The Dish after the winners of MTV’s America’s Next Dance Crew presented her with a check to support Everybody Dance Now!, a program for youth in Santa Barbara that Rotman started when she was 14.
Recently Rotman, a rising senior, was named one of Glamour magazine’s Top Ten College Women, for her continued work on behalf of low-income kids across the country. A public policy major, Rotman told Glamour she hopes to study at Oxford and to establish an organization that will shape global policy on poverty, human rights, justice and the environment.
ERICA FERNANDEZ, also a rising Stanford senior, has been speaking out about environmental issues since she helped stop a proposed liquified natural gas pipeline near her coastal town of Oxnard, Calif., when she was a teenager. In 2009 Fernandez won the Jane Goodall Global Youth Leadership Award, and she has spent time in Mexico working to prevent deforestation. Fernandez, who is pursuing a double major in urban studies and Iberian and Latin American cultures, plans a career in environmental law.
“My ultimate goal as an environmentalist would be that not only a couple of people are considered environmentalists but the whole world considers themselves environmentalists,” Fernandez says in a video profile on the Glamour website.