Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Hannah Miller

Applied Psychology

Community service activity I'm most proud of:
Working as a volunteer children's Martial Arts instructor in California.
Dream study abroad location:
Guilty pleasure:
Buying more books than I could possibly read before I want to buy more books.
Why I chose this program:
I chose APUG for its small, intimate size, and because of its focus on application.
Childhood ambition:
To become an artist.
Biggest challenge:
Learning to love myself
Hidden talent:
extreme doodling!
My favorite place to have coffee around NYU:
The Astor Place Starbucks - lots of seats!
A book from class I would never sell back:
The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller. It opened my eyes.
My dream job when I graduate:
FBI Field Agent
Best vacation:
Spending a week in Shanghai to see the eclypse last summer.
I would like to be remembered for my:
Dedication and sense of humor
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
I'd have to say the support staff at the NYU health center
What I do to de-stress:
Practice martial arts, or read obscure nonfiction books (history of salt, anyone?).
If I could have lunch with any person, dead or alive, I'd choose:
Lev Vygotsky. It seems like he must have had so much more to say.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Pacific Grove, CA
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
As of last semester, five consecutive semesters of being on the Steinhardt Dean's list. National Merit scholar semi-finalist.
Community Service and Other Activities:
In highschool, I was a volunteer children's Martial Arts instructor. Most recently, I've begun working at The Door in downtown Manhattan as an intake counselor as part of my Applied Psych fieldwork.