Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Krystle Gonzalez

Media, Culture, and Communication

Three things I have with me at all times:
Coffee, Iphone, and Camera (for inspiration)
My inspiration:
People and Culture. I love observing human interaction.
My prized possession:
Two black granite statues of the Egyptian Goddesses Bastet and Isis that my father brought me back from his trip to Egypt.
After I graduate, I:
plan to take a year off, then go on to Graduate school.
The longest it took me to write a paper:
27 hours straight without a break in between (Worst day of my life)
Best course at NYU:
Intercultural Communication
Why I chose this program:
To study the linkages in communication between cultures.
Favorite Book (please include author):
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The professor who has influenced me the most:
Bonnie Selterman, Introduction to Human Communication and Culture (Introduced me to the concept of language's role in subjectivity formation, fascinating!)
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Sat on the edge of a cliff at the Grand Canyon
If I took a year off from my current life, I would:
I did, and I traveled abroad.
Favorite study spot at NYU:
Bobst of course!
Worst job I've ever had:
Front Desk Receptionist, where I did every menial task no one else wanted to do.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Brooklyn, NY
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Community Service and Other Activities:
I've volunteered on my spare time at The Salvation Army and The Police Athletic's League tutoring children in Math and Science and creating a Chess Club. I also interned one summer for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington DC where I worked for Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez. I currently work for UPROSE (United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park) where I hold free Yoga classes, Theatre of the Oppressed Workshops, Creative Workshops and I am also completing a Digital Organizing Fellowship where I can integrate my love for grassroots organizing and the media!