Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Danny El Hassan

Applied Psychology

Dream study abroad location:
Favorite Book (please include author):
Candide by Voltaire
My hidden talent:
I am good long distance runner
Three things I have with me at all times:
my phone, my wallet, and my iPod
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
Jonathan Safran Foer
My favorite study spot at NYU:
sitting beside the fountain in Washington Square Park
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
skinny dipping
Community service I am most proud of:
I organized a bake sale to support the victims of the genocide in Darfur
Childhood ambition:
be a pro-soccer player
Guilty pleasure:
chick-flicks, but I am proud of this so does it count?
My favorite thing about NYC:
the people who live here!
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Gigliana Melzi.. I confess to being intimidated by her at first but she is extremely warm-hearted and very inspiring
Biggest challenge:
appreciating myself
Dream job when I graduate:
anything rewarding that makes me happy, could be many things

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Syracuse, New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Youth Leadership Greater Syracuse, National Honor Society, President of Community Service Club
Community Service and Other Activities:
I've raised money for and participated in Toys for Tots, the American Heart Walk, the WCNY travel auction, Vera House, and Dollars for Darfur. At NYU, I attended the Queer Leadership Retreat which gave me the knowledge to help organize and lead a panel discussion on combatting internalized homophobia within the gay community.