Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Jessica Ann Samson

Media, Culture, and Communication

Dream study abroad location:
Favorite Book (please include author):
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
My hidden talent:
I can say the alphabet backwards and "Peter Piper" pretty fast.
Three things I have with me at all times:
cell phone, planner, necklace my best friend gave me after we graduated high school
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
albert einstein
My favorite study spot at NYU:
My dorm at Gramercy Green
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
go SCUBA diving
Community service I am most proud of:
bringing toys to toddlers in an underprivileged neighborhood, getting to see the smiles on their faces when we delivered the toys for them and being able to play with them for the day
Childhood ambition:
Get a job when I get older that will allow me to buy a house for my parents since we've never been able to move out of the one we live in-it's actually still my ambition.
Guilty pleasure:
the television show Jersey Shore
My favorite thing about NYC:
There's always something to do and somewhere to go, even if it's studying at Bobst late at night or going to Chicken and Rice at midnight.
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
my mom
Biggest challenge:
Currently my biggest challenge is balancing my workload: i'm taking 18 credits this semester, interning 15 hours a week, a dance team captain for the International Filipino Association, the PR chair for International Filipino Association's Philippine Cult
Dream job when I graduate:
News Anchor

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Union, New Jersey
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
National Art Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Honor Society, Presidential Award
Community Service and Other Activities:
High School: Interact Club, Key Club College: Community Service within Residential Hall Council and International Filipino Association