Rasheed Habler

Public Relations and English

Catalyst for Change

As co-captain of Bradley’s mock trial team, Rasheed Habler ’16 is gaining valuable leadership and communication skills he can use in the classroom and beyond. “You learn how to talk to people and adapt to situations you would never imagine,” he said.

Habler has participated in mock trial since his freshman year of high school. While the activity is a natural precursor to his planned career as a lawyer, the double major in public relations and English is still weighing his options. “Whatever I decide, God will pave the path for me, and I’ll follow it,” he explained.

Currently, that path includes reaching out to the community through involvement in his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha: “We have a lot of different projects, such as Project Alpha,” which is a collaboration between the fraternity and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Its purpose is to educate young men about teen pregnancy prevention, an endeavor that evolved into one of Habler’s future goals.

“I’ve been through many trials and tribulations in my life, and I would never picture myself being at Bradley now,” he noted. “I want to reach out to others, particularly young men, and show them what they can do. I want to move them and inspire them to be well-rounded individuals and show them exactly what this world needs and that they don’t have any excuses — just push them to strive for greatness.”