Scholar Profiles

PJ Morales

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Coral Gables, FL
High School: Belen Jesuit Preparatory School

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

One of the things that drew me to Robertson most was the goal of the program. Coming from my high school, it was so important for me to continue developing my leadership and critical thinking schools in a new environment, and the Robertson was the perfect way to do that. I also wanted a way to meet a diverse group of people with different opinions and perspectives, and Robertson was a great way to do that too.

How has your experience with the Robertson shaped your goals and career path?

The Robertson has done nothing short of completely changing how I viewed my career goals. I once sought to be someone who could stand out in a room and attract people based on some idealized characterization of leadership, charisma or intelligence. Now, though, I have found that bringing positivity and fostering curiosity has become a more important goal for me. Because of this, I now view new career paths through a simple question: how can I make other people curious and bring them novel happiness?

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

My favorite Robertson moments were the discussions we had in Colloquium. I will admit that I enjoy hearing myself talk, but it was mainly super interesting to hear the wide-ranging perspectives that all of my friends held. Some of the discussions on topics like Socrates, the meaning of life and animal rights led me to discover some new perspectives and help develop or change my own.

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