Media, Culture, and Communication
Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
Because, I am passionate about literature, philosophy, and media and culture studies, NYU Steinhardt provided a unique and challenging opportunity to integrate these fields. I have been encouraged by the fact that both the diverse, international student-body and the faculty itself embrace pluralistic and cross-disciplinary learning.
My inspiration is:
People who care more about compassion than being right
I would like to be remembered for:
Making a collage in which I was a good brother, son, and companion. Who always hit the mark.
Something I collect:
Things a gypsy ancestor might've worn
Why I went to Graduate School:
To earn the freedom to question life and describe it for a livelihood; and to show gratitude to my parents.
My best job ever:
A hobby I have is:
The professor who influenced me the most:
My high school senior Literature teacher, who said don't stop reading "100 Years of Solitude," even if it takes that long.
My favorite place to study is:
Housing Works Bookstore, in Soho.
My best commuity service experience:
Holding a mini brownie and macaroon sale for a children's charity. People cannot resist.
My secret passion is:
If I could take a year off I would:
Learn how to live off the land in Buenos Aires, Provence, or Crete.
Where you grew up:
Los Angeles and Pomona, California
What are your plans after you graduate?
To teach at the college level and compose a book of poetry.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Candidate for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Speaker and presenter at Philosophy Symposium, California State University Fullerton Magna cum laude, Literature and Philosophy, California State University Fullerton Harold Alamshah Scholarship for Best Philosophical Essay: "The Zen of Spinoza: Buddhist Ripples in the Spinozan Ocean"
Community Service and Other Activities:
"Mi Casa, Su Case" Charity Event, Claremont, CA "Art Walk," local artists advocacy event, Claremont, CA "Habitat for Humanity" Berkeley, CA Red Cross, pool lifeguard