Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Brittany Rawson

Social Studies Education

What I do to de-stress:
Watch the West Wing and knit
I would like to be remembered for my:
dedication to the things I believe in.
My favorite course at NYU:
Civil Liberties
Community service activity I'm most proud of:
organizing and bringing gifts for the annual Newman Christmas party for the children at Nazareth House
After I graduate, I:
would like to volunteer in the Peace Corps.
Why I chose this program at NYU Steinhardt:
I had amazing teachers in high school social studies, and I want to be able to help others have that same positive experience.
A book from class I would never sell back:
City of Women by Christine Stansell
My inspiration:
ground breaking women like Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Blackwell
My favorite place to study around NYU:
Washington Square Park
If I took a year off from my current life, I would:
love to learn how to cook like a restaurant chef
Prized possession:
My grandmother's copy of Jane Eyre
The professor who influenced me the most:
Shirin Shabdin

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Minnesota
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Community Service and Other Activities:
I've worked with the Jeanne Jugan Nursing Home in the Bronx. I've also had the opportunity to work with Nazareth House to plan a Christmas party for the children and families that the organization works with. I've also been involved with things like midnight runs to help feed homeless people in the NYU area, and work with St. Vincent Hospital.