Meet #Rowan2025: Incoming Chemical Engineering Major Zachary Kazelskis

Rowan Hall in the College of Engineering at night, with fountains in the front.

Today we speak to Zachary Kazelskis, an incoming Chemical Engineering major from Mickleton, NJ (Gloucester County). Zachary plans on commuting from home next semester.

Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you are looking forward to in college?

I am looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying campus life proper in Rowan! I am looking forward to enjoying all of the new clubs, meeting many new friends and exploring all of my options to have the best time possible on campus.

Headshot of Zachary.

What is one hobby, activity, sport, or club you were a part of in high school that you’d like to continue in college?

Some sort of band. I’ve been a part of the Marching Band and Concert Band for many years now, and that is something I would very much like to continue at Rowan.

Is there anything you’re hoping to discover about yourself in college?

I want to dive deeper into the musical side of me at college. I hope to pick up a new instrument or two and interact with new people that influence me to embrace the musical part of me.

Zachary poses with a snowman.

What major are you considering and why?

Mainly Chemical Engineering … the best possible route to what I want to do, [to] help further optimize and improve food creation and delivery.

Did you tour Rowan or attend any virtual events?

I did not. I’ve walked around Rowan many times, but I have never officially toured the school.

Do you have advice for other high school seniors who haven’t committed to a school yet?

Explore all of your options. Truly consider what you want and what would be best for you, and look at all of the schools everywhere to find what’s best for you. It’s fine to take a long time or even a gap year to figure yourself out. Not knowing right now is also okay. These things take time.

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Story by:
Rachel Rumsby, sophomore communication studies and public relations double major

Photos submitted by:
Zachary Kazelskis, incoming freshman chemical engineering major