Gen Y Profiles

A Westernized Egyptian at Heart

By SYDNEY BRASON Although she faced certain challenges, Maya* left her life in Egypt to attend New York University. With graduation next month, she has no plans to return to Cairo because living in America has changed her in ways not possible back home. As a gay, Arab Muslim, she […]

 
 

Plight of an Intern

Plight of an Intern

In a cornea-burning second, the stage is alight and a stream of costumed actors enter for the start of the show, but this is only the beginning of another shift for Malin Jörnvi. The drama student landed an internship in her industry, at The Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC). She […]

 
 

Fully Booked: Managing Both a Restaurant and GPA

Fully Booked: Managing Both a Restaurant and GPA

By ALANA AL-HATLANI At Hakkasan in Times Square, a heavy steel door opens to an electric blue bar right out of “Bladerunner.”  The upscale Cantonese restaurant has the familiar wood paneling of a Dim Sum spot, but much like the food, a refined edge. This is Arnold Byun’s classroom with […]

 
 

Shelby Jordan

Shelby Jordan

By DANIELLE SPOLETI Shelby Jordan has loved to swim for as long as she can remember. A member of the NYU swim team and junior at NYU Steinhardt, Shelby majors in Journalism along with a concentration in media, culture and communication. Her inquisitive nature and quest for knowledge inspired her intended […]

 
 

Danielle Spoleti

Danielle Spoleti

BY SHELBY JORDAN If you ask Danielle, New York is and has always been her home.  Her love for the city, and all that it has to offer, started in childhood and has only grown over the years.  With her self-proclaimed “loud, talkative, and ready-for-anything” attitude, Danielle feels at home […]

 
 

By MAIA DOMBEY At 6 foot 3 with chin-length hair, a charming smile and blue eyes, singer, actor and dancer Anthony Sagaria is about to make his Broadway debut. After growing up in Dayton, Ohio and playing sports for most of his life, Sagaria got into acting through the theater […]

 
 

Life as a Contemporary Cellist

Life as a Contemporary Cellist

By: Zach Larimer Aya Terki has always been the kind of person who refuses to conform. Growing up on Long Island she refused to hide her cultural identity, half Egyptian and half Japanese, to fit in with her predominantly white classmates. As a teenager she decided to go to school […]

 
 

The Secret Life of The Self-Financed Millennial Musician

The Secret Life of The Self-Financed Millennial Musician

The 24-year-old musician’s legal moniker is William Pride, but his 40,000 Twitter followers know him by another name — FoxxTrax. By day, Pride works at NYU as a full-time senior computer lab technician, and by night, he descends into his musical lair: his room in his parents’ Bronx home. Wearing […]

 
 

Life After Goldman Sachs

Life After Goldman Sachs

By SHIRLEY FOO  Wall Street investment banker turned Silicon Valley product manager Vivian Fried-Chung knows exactly how she likes spending her weekends, and it has nothing to do with work. You’ll find her hiking, playing tennis, or hosting dinner parties––activities she could never make time for during her “crazy and […]

 
 

A Millennial’s Journey from Engineering to Pro Gaming

A Millennial’s Journey from Engineering to Pro Gaming

By CLAIRE WANG Sam Hartman-Kenzler, 29, looks more like a nerdy accountant than an Internet celebrity, with thick glasses perched atop an angular nose and gangly arms dangling awkwardly down his 6’2 frame. But still, he couldn’t fool adoring fans at a snow-laden music festival last New Year’s Eve, where a […]