Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Zachary Goo

Vocal Performance

Community service activity I'm most proud of:
Back home, I served through the state's Head Start schooling program, being a Teacher's assistant to underprivileged pre-schoolers. It truly establishes perspective and makes you appreciate what you have.
Dream study abroad location:
Paris, France.
Guilty pleasure:
Dark Chocolate!
Why I chose this program:
NYU Steinhardt offers me a program that is small, focused, and knowledgeable on the art of communicating through music and singing. I am receiving the technical information I need to leave here and work efficiently and effectively.
Childhood ambition:
It was once to be an architect, but that quickly changed to being an actor.
Biggest challenge:
Being at school from 9am to (sometimes) 11pm, and finding the courage to do it all over again the next day.
Hidden talent:
I cook a stellar spaghetti.
My favorite place to have coffee around NYU:
Think Coffee, Mercer between W.4th and W.3rd
A book from class I would never sell back:
The Inner Game of Tennis by Thomas Galldwey
My dream job when I graduate:
Actor
Best vacation:
Every time I return to my beautiful home, Honolulu, Hawaii.
I would like to be remembered for my:
Gift to communicate through the arts.
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Evan Mueller-acting teacher, Scott Murphree-voice teacher, and Michael Ricciardone-all of the above!
What I do to de-stress:
Enjoy the lunch special at the many Thai restaurants in NYC, get cozy in a cafe, or go see a movie!
If I could have lunch with any person, dead or alive, I'd choose:
Meryl Streep-In my opinion, the queen of acting today.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Nominated for a local theatre award in Hawaii, high school honor award in Theatre.
Community Service and Other Activities:
Head Start Hawaii-Teacher's assistant to underprivileged pre-school children. Directed/produced "Quodlibet"-an all-student musical revue with proceeds donated to the family of Jeremiah Johnson, a teacher who passed away that year. New Hope Christian Fellowship-volunteer singer at church services.