Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Phylicia Johnson

Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education

Dream study abroad location:
I would love to study abroad in Ghana and Spain.
Favorite Book (please include author):
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
My hidden talent:
I love to crochet!
Three things I have with me at all times:
My Bible, My Cellphone, and My Smile
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
Thinking beyond the possible
My favorite study spot at NYU:
My favorite study spot is my desk in my dorm room.
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
The most adventurous thing I have ever done was cut my hair!
Community service I am most proud of:
Women of Excellence Strength and Tenacity- PS.154
Childhood ambition:
My childhood ambition was to become an educator.
Guilty pleasure:
I love Gummi Bears :)
My favorite thing about NYC:
My favorite thing about NYC is that there is always something to do.
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
My mother, my sister, Tracy-Ann Johnson-Samuels, and Suzanne Carothers are the most influential people during my college career. They are all phenomenal women, just like me.
Biggest challenge:
Overcoming obstacles while being a fulltime student.
Dream job when I graduate:
I would love to be a third grade teacher in a NYC public school.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Brooklyn, NY
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Community Service and Other Activities:
Women of Excellence Strength and Tenacity, NYU Chapter Walk for Diabetes Walk for Breast Cancer Walk for Heart Disease SUNY Downstate Medical Center Helper at P.S.152