Watch the Throne
Name: Hemal Patel
Brother Name/Number: Revenant 19
Date of Birth: 3/3/96
Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Dance, Hiking
I was born in Bergen County and lived there for the first 9 years of my life until I moved to South Brunswick. I graduated from South Brunswick High School in 2014. I committed to Rutgers University for the pharmacy program in my senior year and started to attend in Fall 2014. My main interest on my spare time is watching and playing various sports such as basketball and football. I started playing and watching basketball from a very young age. In my senior year of high school I started to become more interested in dance. This interest carried into college where I became part of Rutgers Raas and Garba Association. My passion for hiking stems from my dreams of wanting to go backpacking around the world and my experiences while traveling to various parts of the world. During my sophomore year of college I made the decision to become part of Iota Nu Delta. It has led to many memorable moments which I will cherish for the many years to come in my life.
Name: Somil Parekh
Brother Name/Number: True-Blood 4.5
Date of Birth: 3/28/96
Major: Supply Chain Management & Marketing Science
Interests/Hobbies: Dance, Swimming, Listening to Music, Traveling
I was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey at Saint Peters University Hospital. I lived in Franklin Park for the first five years of my childhood and now I live in Princeton, New Jersey. I graduated from Franklin High School in 2014 and continued my education at the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick. In 2003, I joined a professional dance academy and graduated from the school in 2012 after a 9 year course in Bollywood fusion. I took my talent to Rutgers where I am a dancer of the Rutgers Raas and Garba Association as well as a member of Daksha Dance Troupe. My passion for dance has both matured me and given me the motivation to excel, the mindset to persevere, and the dedication to lead by example in all of my endeavors. During my spare time, I enjoy swimming and hanging out with friends. My favorite football team is the New York Giants, I love trying different types of food, and I enjoy traveling (Dubai and Puerto Rico have been my all-time favorite trips). I love to volunteer and give back to the community as it makes me feel good to know that I made an impact on someone else’s life. One of my best volunteer experiences was going on a brigade to Honduras and setting up a community bank in a small town. I joined Iota Nu Delta during my sophomore year and that is honestly the best decision I made in my life. I am so proud to be a part of a brotherhood and family that I will have with me for the rest of my life.
Name: Sahil Aneja
Brother Name/Number: V.I.P. 54
Date of Birth: 10/9/96
Major: Finance and BAIT
Interests/Hobbies: Writing, Reading, Gym, Basketball, Politics
I was born in JFK hospital in Edison, NJ and grew up in the town most of my life. A passionate writer, I published my first book Happiology in high school. I am currently majoring in Finance and BAIT as I pursue a position related to investment banking or wealth management and venture capital. I joined IND my freshman year, and it was definitely worth it. As I continue to grow as a person, I am interested in traveling more, meeting more people, and learning as much as possible along the way.
Name: Patrick G. Huggins
Brother Name/Number: Aviator 86
Date of Birth: 11/19/96
Major: Bio Enviornmental Engineering
Interests/Hobbies: Fencing, Video Games, Volunteer Work
I was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, and I have lived in Little Falls, NJ, for my entire life. During my high school years, I attended St. Peter’s Preparatory School, a Jesuit school in Jersey City. At St. Peter’s, I learned what it means to be socially responsible as a Christian and as a person in general. I participated in a lot of volunteer work, and one of my most memorable experiences was travelling to Ecuador to volunteer at the Working Boys Center in Quito, which provides education, meals, and financial planning to the families of the city. I have always been interested in the natural sciences, and I am studying for a degree from both the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the School of Engineering here at Rutgers. I made the decision to become a part of Iota Nu Delta in my freshman year, a decision which has empowered me and given me memories to share with my brothers forever.