Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Esther Shamah

Early Childhood Education and Special Education

Dream study abroad location:
Tel Aviv
Favorite Book (please include author):
Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
My hidden talent:
I love to scrapbook and do creative art projects.
Three things I have with me at all times:
My planner, my wallet, lipgloss
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
albert einstein
My favorite study spot at NYU:
Alumni Lounge
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Repelled off rocks in Europe
Community service I am most proud of:
Regular visits to the soup kitchen
Childhood ambition:
To be a veterinarian
Guilty pleasure:
I love french fries!
My favorite thing about NYC:
Times Square and Broadway Shows
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
My sociology professor.
Biggest challenge:
Balancing school and my personal life.
Dream job when I graduate:
To have my own first grade classroom.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Brooklyn, New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
I graduated Elementary School the vice president of my class and received the math and science awards. In high school I was part of the honor society in both Junior and Senior Year and was on the principals list all throughout high school.
Community Service and Other Activities:
I always enjoyed doing different community service activities. I would go visit the elderly in a nearby nursing home weekly as well as frequent trips to soup kitchens. Throughout high school Tuesday nights were my tutoring nights where I would tutor children who did not have the resources to pay for a tutor.