Carlos Raziel Rodriguez

Carlos Raziel Rodriguez

Lawrence Township Board of Education, NJ

Carlos is a student advocate, author—published at 19—and entrepreneur. His experience as a Lawrence Township student offers a diverse mindset and identity that can close the communication gap between the students, the administration, and the community. He is running for a seat on the Board of Education in Lawrence Township on the four pillars that encapsulate what is needed for students in Lawrence to succeed, which include: opportunity, mindfulness, security, and accessibility. As an Asian-Latino American, he at times, experienced being the only Latino in an AP class, where the Latino population is the largest minority demographic in the community. This proves that although Lawrence provides a quality education for its students, there are missed opportunities. His forward thinking perspective would engage conversation that not only tackles issues in the present, but can establish concrete and empirical goals for the future.