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There’s no reason a person can’t make change in the community by crunching numbers. Take senior Accounting student and President of the Accounting Society, Belgian-American émigré Kenneth Preisler. During his sophomore year, the current New Yorker volunteered for the IRS’ VITA program, which offers free assistance with tax returns for families with annual incomes of $51,000 or less. Besides providing crucial hands-on work with clients, it helped Preisler realize that finance can function as social work.
When his older brother was diagnosed with leukemia, LCM ’05 alum Moshe Ornstein knew he wanted to go into medicine. “Being in the hospital, seeing the physicians, seeing the impact the healthcare team had on my brother’s life… [I was] looking at those role models…saying, ‘I’d like to be like them.’
When opportunity knocks, Moishy Gerstel answers. The Kew Gardens, Queens transplant (by way of Toronto) wrapped up his B.A. in Psychology (with a minor in Finance) at Lander College for Men in 2012, to the tune of a 4.0 GPA, having achieved membership in Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Gerstel realized the next step toward pursuing a career in psychology would be earning his Psy.D., but also realized the application process alone was going to take months, a period he wasn’t willing to watch idly pass.
As soon-to-be LCM grad Cheskie Rosenzweig astutely observes, racism and prejudice in America have become relatively subtler to detect, but are far from eliminated in our consciousness. “It’s more about the smaller social biases that people have that they’re sometimes not even aware of,” he says.