Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Ryan Rockmore

Spanish Education

What I do to de-stress:
Grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant
I would like to be remembered for my:
Dedication and understanding
My favorite course at NYU:
Culture Wars in America
Community service activity I'm most proud of:
Being a helpline counselor for the Trevor Project (crisis and suicide prevention phone helpline for LGBTQ youth)
After I graduate, I:
Hope to study flamenco dance in Spain and return to New York City to develop an arts education program in public schools to promote dance among younger males.
Why I chose this program at NYU Steinhardt:
It is at the forefront of the education field and really focuses on developing the whole, well-rounded educator.
A book from class I would never sell back:
Antes que Anochezca (Before Night Falls)
My inspiration:
My past teachers
My favorite place to study around NYU:
If I took a year off from my current life, I would:
Travel back to Spain and further my studies in flamenco dance.
Prized possession:
My masks from around the world
The professor who influenced me the most:
Rebecca Packer

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Albany, NY
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
President of Delta Lambda Phi, Beta Xi Chapter Orientation Leader, Dean's Research Travel Colloquium Participant - Morocco, Northeast Silver Ballroom Standard Champion, Dean's List
Community Service and Other Activities:
Trevor Project Helpline Counselor Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Ali Forney Center for LGBT Homeless Youth Trinity Church LGBT Homeless Shelter Fundación Triángulo Cooperación