Knight to Know: Nathalia “NJ” Jara ’24

By Emily Horowitz | April 23, 2024
Nathalia "NJ" Jara

Hometown: Somerset, N.J.

Major: Cultural Anthropology

Extracurriculars: Society for Castle Restoration

Favorite memory from your time at Arcadia: Seeing the castle, especially the Mirror and Rose room, for the first time.

Proudest accomplishment: My thesis research*

Post-grad plans: I plan to work for a couple years and then apply for a master’s degree in Scotland.

*NJ received the Johnston Family Award in Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at this year’s Honors Convocation. The award is given to an undergraduate student in a sociology, anthropology, or criminal justice course who demonstrates excellence in cross-cultural research and writing. According to the faculty who nominated her, “Her senior thesis explores the many definitions and experiences of home by indigenous and transplanted populations. She uses a critical and innovative lens to understanding the human conditions around the globe.”