Graduate Student Spotlights

Juliet Crupi

Math Education

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
When choosing a graduate school, I wanted a university that would provide me with the resources and opportunities for professional growth in the field of math education. NYU Steinhardt provides a well-rounded math program that incorporates psychology, cultural studies, and theory to prepare students to become reflective teachers. The atmosphere at NYU Steinhardt is one of collaboration where professors encourage students to apply what they already know about math to make new ideas and connections.
My inspiration is:
seeing a student's face light after finally understanding a new math concept.
If I could change the world, I would:
promote cultural understanding and awareness.
Something I collect:
stamps in my passport book.
Why I went to Graduate School:
to take on another challenge in life and pursue higher education.
The best gift I've ever received:
my curiosity and independent spirit.
My biggest challenge is:
accepting a big change in life and making sure I succeed in my endeavors.
The professor who influenced me the most:
Dr. Brenda Strassfeld
How I take my coffee:
whole milk, no sugar
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
climb the Great Wall of China.
My secret passion is:
salsa dancing.
What I do to de-stress:
head to Washington Square Park to listen to live jazz and relax..

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Queens
What are your plans after you graduate?
Become a Math Teacher
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Urban Teaching Scholarship affiliated with the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women
Community Service and Other Activities:
Volunteer Recruiter for my undergraduate alma mater.