Rose Mary Osorio is a Mexican-American girl born and bred in the South Bronx. She has ridden the 2 train from end to end just to sleep, and read teenage romance novels. She is a Junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Studying psych by day and undoing the whitewashing she has endured by night, Rose aims to get her degree majoring in Forensic Psychology with a minor in Gender Studies. Her involvement on campus as Secretary for the Youth Justice Club has ignited a personal dedication to helping diverse populations including LGBTQIA+, incarcerated youth, undocumented, communities of color, the mentally ill, and those who are economically disadvantaged. Her poem Thoughts in Transit won first place in John Jay's Immigration and Deportation Initiative contest following a publication by the New York State Assembly Task Force on New Americans. She has several interests that vary from astronomy and physics to horseback riding. Rose is a militant activist who currently works under New York Communities for Change to recruit an army of ambitious students to take to the streets and risk arrest to demand reform for issues involving low wages, race, immigration, and education. Her most difficult challenge and most rewarding triumph would be to influence psychology practices such as testing and research, to be culturally sensitive and plausible to fully integrate psychology and social justice.
Thoughts In Transit
In one of the most overcrowded trains in New York City, Rose manages to find a seat next to someone who reminds her that family can be found in the strangest of places.