Graduate Student Spotlights

Savetrie Bachan

Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I decided to go into the field of Speech Language Pathology after realizing that I loved teaching people new things in addition to several professions in the clinical setting. A career as a speech pathologist I feel is the perfect balance to feeding my two primary interests. Communication is such a vital part of our everyday lives, having the opportunity to help someone reach their full communicative capacity is something I am passionate about. We express our emotions, thoughts, and desires through speech, having this ability is often taken for granted. Luckily with today's technology, we can do even more for clients who have limited verbal abilities. Helping people realize their potential to communicate when all hope may seem lost is the reason I chose my program at NYU Steinhardt.
My inspiration is:
God, my parents, and all those who I interact with on a daily basis. I have been raised on the premise that I can do anything I put my mind to.
I would like to be remembered for:
my sense of humor, compassion for others, desire to learn, ability to be a changemaker.
Something I collect:
Sparkly Jewelry!
Why I went to Graduate School:
To get my Clinical Certificate to be able to practice as a Speech Pathologist ( your options are very limited with just a Bachelor's)
My best job ever:
My Current Job, Working for NYU's Senior Vice Provost Ron Robin! I have the opportunity to see the inner workings of our university.
A hobby I have is:
Dancing! I love to perform Bollywood and the Classical Bharatnatyam dance.
The professor who influenced me the most:
Professor/Former Dean Brabeck. I had the opportunity to spend some time with her in Mexico. It was a time I will never forget.
My favorite place to study is:
Bobst 6th floor and Lower Level Graduate Study Spaces.
My best commuity service experience:
Visiting the Caring Community Senior Center and chatting with the members during their lunch.
My secret passion is:
If I could take a year off I would:
Dance full time!

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Sunset Park Brooklyn
What are your plans after you graduate?
Work in the Public School System, Shadow in a Hospital, and ultimately open my own private practice.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
New York University Opportunity Program, Dr. Eddie L. Jones Memorial Award, New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Baccalaureate Representative New York University, University Honors Scholar, New York University-Dean's List
Community Service and Other Activities:
Natya Tilakam Dance Academy, Queens, NY Instructor · Perform and Choreograph Indian classical (Bharatnatyam) and contemporary dance for non-profit organizations, special occasions, and academy productions. Shri Rama Krishna Mandir (Hindu Temple), Brooklyn, NY, Orchestral Member · Choreograph and perform Indian classical and contemporary dances for fundraising shows. · Teach Harmonium (Indian musical instrument) classes to youths of the temple. · Participate in weekly services musically. · Conduct weekly services in the absence of officiating priest. First Presbyterian Church, NY, NY, Caring Community Senior Center volunteer.