Graduate Student Spotlights

Meredith Glidden

Drama Therapy

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I was working with at-risk and special needs youth for six years in Chicago. I used drama as a tool to teach communication and community building skills. I saw just how powerful drama therapy can be with these populations. I knew I wanted to learn how to reach them even more and NYU's program was the perfect fit for me.
A book I would never sell:
Drama Therapy; Concepts and Practices by Robert Landy
My inspiration is:
The children I work with.
Something I collect:
I always seem to have a lot of chapsticks around.
Why I went to Graduate School:
To make an impact on the lives of the youth I work with.
The best gift I've ever received:
My guinea pig, Stanley
The longest paper I've ever written:
I had two 20 page papers due in the same week!
The professor who influenced me the most:
Robert Landy and Nina Garcia
My favorite coffee:
Think Coffee makes the most beautiful and delicious lattes
If I could take a year off I would:
Spend as much time with my family as I could.
My secret passion is:
Fashion Magazines
The best invention ever is:
Dustbuster! They make cleaning so easy!

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Kansas City, Missouri
What are your plans after you graduate?
Work as a drama therapist
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
The Newburger Foundation Scholarship The Steinhardt Graduate Scholarship
Community Service and Other Activities: