Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Andrea Paloian

Applied Psychology

Community service activity I'm most proud of:
Working on the preservation of the John Coltrane home in Dix Hills, Long Island
Dream study abroad location:
Guilty pleasure:
Watching hours of "The Office" on instant netflix
Why I chose this program:
Because I enjoy helping others and discovering our inner selves
Childhood ambition:
To write a book
Biggest challenge:
Completing my black belt test in karate
Hidden talent:
Playing some killin' jazz on my trumpet
My favorite place to have coffee around NYU:
Think Coffee
A book from class I would never sell back:
The Catcher in the Rye
My dream job when I graduate:
Working with and helping children in impoverished countries
Best vacation:
Backpacking and exploring the world!
I would like to be remembered for my:
Individuality, sense of humor, and insightfulness
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Kenny Werner
What I do to de-stress:
If I could have lunch with any person, dead or alive, I'd choose:
Jack Kerouac

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Dean's List, Co-Designer for "Bag opening support method and device"(US Patent number 7494096), Performed at "The Bowery Poetry Club" and "The Garage" with the NYU Jazz Repertoire Big Band (trumpet), Recorded for the NYU/Steinhardt Film Scoring Program (trumpet), Lead trumpet player for the NYU/Steinhardt Theatre Company's "The Boyfriend", Black Belt in Chinese Kenpo Karate, Published excerpt in Harper Perennial's "Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: by Writers Famous and Obscure"
Community Service and Other Activities:
Preservation of the John Coltrane Home in Dix Hills Long Island, Old First Church child care services and church school teacher, Triathlon participant and raised funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America through the Team In Training organization, New York Cares volunteer program