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Larry Traylor - Bridge to a doctorate

Larry Traylor arrived at Rutgers-New Brunswick in the fall of 2016 as an aspiring policy analyst eager to dive into his double major in political science and Africana studies – with even bigger goals in mind.  

“As a first-generation student, I wanted to be a doctor. I wanted ‘Ph.D.’ behind my name, I wanted ‘Esq.’ behind my name,” Traylor said. “But oftentimes you don't know how to go about getting it.”