Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Marisa Franco

Applied Psychology

Three things I have with me at all times:
Ipod, cellphone, NYU ID
My inspiration:
My ever patient and caring mother
My prized possession:
My beautiful, shiny, baby blue, toyota Rav-4
After I graduate, I:
am going straight for my PhD
The longest it took me to write a paper:
two weeks
Best course at NYU:
Intergroup Dialogue: Race
Why I chose this program:
I love psychology, and the APPLIED part makes my major more practical.
Favorite Book (please include author):
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The professor who has influenced me the most:
Robert Moeller
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Dog sledding
If I took a year off from my current life, I would:
go to Haiti
Favorite study spot at NYU:
various friends' dorm rooms
Worst job I've ever had:
Bike Counselor at a camp

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Brooklyn, New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Martin Luther King Scholars Program Deans List
Community Service and Other Activities:
Tutor at The Door Program Assistant recreations counselor at The Rivington House (a shelter for AIDS sufferers) Captain of a Relay for Life team