Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Erika Dorbad

Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education

Dream study abroad location:
Paris, France
Favorite Book (please include author):
"Outliers" Malcolm Gladwell
My hidden talent:
I am a really good whistler
Three things I have with me at all times:
iphone, agenda, and NYU ID
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
People who are brilliant in math
My favorite study spot at NYU:
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Gone scuba diving
Community service I am most proud of:
Working as a docent in Fraunces Tavern museum
Childhood ambition:
To become a teacher
Guilty pleasure:
Swedish Fish
My favorite thing about NYC:
I love being around so many different types of people and being able to walk to hundreds of different restaurants, museums, and shows
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
My education teachers
Biggest challenge:
Time-management between my schoolwork and extra curricular activities
Dream job when I graduate:
Elementary School teacher in one of New York City's public schools

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Glen Rock, NJ
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Dean's List Kappa Delta Pi- Education Honor Society Steinhardt School of Education Leadership Scholarship Award H&R Block Scholarship American Express Foundation Scholarship
Community Service and Other Activities:
Docent at Fraunces Tavern museum Animal Haven shelter volunteer Mentor with Mentoring USA After-school tutor at University Settlement