I'm very happy to present this song and video project Rutgers Ready! This project was supported by the Rutgers Department of Political Science and the Rutgers Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community. I am proud to say that Rutgers is my alma mater! Pursuing my curiosity in cultural studies and international affairs, I graduated with a Master of Arts in Political Science (United Nations and Global Policy Studies). It was an absolute thrill being given the opportunity to celebrate the very important topics of sustainability, diversity, innovation, and community collaboration through music - songwriting and recording! Full disclosure, it was no easy task doing this project during the pandemic. My pre-pandemic vision for the video had to change completely; however, the melody and lyrics never changed. I am grateful for the unexpected contributions that allowed me to adapt and complete this project in such unusual times! I think that over the last couple of years, the importance of the song's themes has been emphasized. I hope it can inspire creativity and innovation now and well into the future!
Reflective of the challenges facing the world today, Re-Imagine is a call for unity and imagination in order to rise above. The pandemic put a pause on many activities and has offered an opportunity for a more robust global effort to combat issues facing humanity – these include disease, the existential threat of climate change, economic disparity, and social injustice. Only by bringing out the very best in one another may the call be answered to ensure a harmonious existence for current and future generations. The song, based on Sarah’s piano line, inspirational lyrics, and full instrumentation, uplifts this message.