Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Alexandra Jones

String Studies

Community service activity I'm most proud of:
farming for community supported agriculture
Dream study abroad location:
rural France
Guilty pleasure:
pleasure isn't guilt provoking, I love dark chocolate!
Why I chose this program:
the east coast, urban area, and my teacher Marion
Childhood ambition:
I wanted to find a way to the core of the earth
Biggest challenge:
playing the cello better than I did yesterday
Hidden talent:
I whistle pretty well I think
My favorite place to have coffee around NYU:
A book from class I would never sell back:
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace
My dream job when I graduate:
a cellist!
Best vacation:
Minnesota to the East Coast road trip with my mom and sisters
I would like to be remembered for my:
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Marion Feldman, my cello professor
What I do to de-stress:
If I could have lunch with any person, dead or alive, I'd choose:
Robert Jones Sr., my Granddaddy

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Brainerd, MN
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
NYU Deans list every semester thus far, placed in the top three of all seven triathlons I've competed in.
Community Service and Other Activities:
Volunteer private cello lessons, benefit concerts, volunteer farm laborer, organized benefit auction for cancer patient Stephanie Zelinski.