Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Gunjan Sewhani

Media, Culture, and Communication

Dream study abroad location:
Dubai
Favorite Book (please include author):
Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier
My hidden talent:
reciting spoken word
Three things I have with me at all times:
Blackberry, keys, and lip balm
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
creativity
My favorite study spot at NYU:
9th Floor of the Kimmel Center (awesome views!)
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
studying abroad for a semester and traveling throughout Europe and Africa
Community service I am most proud of:
Organizing and performing benefit dance showcases with NYU NASHA, an all-female fusion dance troupe
Childhood ambition:
To be an astronaut
Guilty pleasure:
watching "The Bachelor" on television
My favorite thing about NYC:
diversity of people, ideas, and food
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Biggest challenge:
determining a major
Dream job when I graduate:
long term goal: becoming a talk show host

Background Information

Where you grew up:
New York (Queens and Long Island)
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Harvey J. Lewis Scholarship Award for community service Banco Santander Study Abroad Scholarship for promotion of global citizenship
Community Service and Other Activities:
NYU NASHA: All-female South Asian fusion dance troupe -Annually organize, produce, and perform in benefit dance showcases that raise thousands of dollars for selected charities (past charities include: Kolkata Sanved, Shanti Bhavan, Young Dancers in Repertory, and others) Friends Society of Vadodara, India -Aided kindergarten classes of young children from the slums of Vadodara, India -Organized events for the children to boost morale and promote education.