Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Melanie Sakai

Media, Culture, and Communication

Three things I have with me at all times:
NYU ID, Chapstick, Metrocard
My inspiration:
My Grandma
My prized possession:
My goldfish named Bear
After I graduate, I:
hope that l don't have to move back in with my parents
The longest it took me to write a paper:
2 Days
Best course at NYU:
Why I chose this program:
Because I love television
Favorite Book (please include author):
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The professor who has influenced me the most:
Professor Sarah Stonbely
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Got a tattoo on my 18th birthday
If I took a year off from my current life, I would:
Travel the world
Favorite study spot at NYU:
Hayden Library
Worst job I've ever had:
Spanish tutor

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Manhattan Beach, CA
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Mira Costa High School Student of the Month Mira Costa High School Student Athlete National Honor Society California Scholarship Federation CAS Scholarship Steinhardt Scholarship
Community Service and Other Activities:
Project Love Door of faith Orphanage St. Paul's Soup Kitchen