From ancient Roman philosophy according to Marcus Aurelius, to the Mali tradition of Sundiata in African Cultures, my Global Liberal Studies classes have exposed me to interesting subject matters that are not limited to just one area of the globe. I also completed classes in the Politics, Rights, and Development concentration and spent my junior year abroad in Shanghai. I was drawn to GLS for this reason: to get a global experience that encompasses much more than classroom study. While living, studying, and interning in Shanghai, I came to know and appreciate the idiosyncrasies of life as a study abroad student: smelling the ever-present aroma of street food cooking under a fiery wok; hearing about the interests, concerns, and passions of my Chinese language partner; and of course, dancing to "Gangnam Style" with an elderly lady in a crowded street. In my senior year, after returning from Shanghai, I completed a thesis on the Chinese juvenile justice system.
In addition to these experiences during my time at NYU, I played NYU intramural basketball, participated in the (award-winning) LS Politics Club, and worked part-time. I was also committed to exploring New York City: playing street basketball at Rucker Park, break-dancing in Union Square, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. Following graduation, I will be working at an advertising technology firm in NYC.