Gen Y Profiles

Setting Up Shop

Setting Up Shop

By JESSICA WEINBERG Owning a business was the last thing Rebecca Fries envisioned. Majoring in media and communications at Queens College, the 29-year-old dreamed of a job as an entertainment industry publicist. But a year of job-hopping yielded little success, so she decided to take a risk and invest all […]

 
 

Smart Moves For the Stiff Mind

Smart Moves For the Stiff Mind

By MIA JACOBS On Wednesday nights, Joyce Tang, a junior in Media Culture and Communications, steps into the basement of Weinstein Residence Hall, past the cafeteria and the dirty bathrooms. She punches a multi-digit code into a keypad on a door plastered with stickers, locking herself in a dark, airless […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 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 […]

 
 

Going Beyond the Box Score

Going Beyond the Box Score

Although a law student at NYU, Tommy Bennett is as happy discussing homeruns and strikeouts as torts and contracts. A lifelong Phillies fan, Bennett recently turned his fascination with baseball statistics into a full-time job, netting a position as a columnist at the prestigious Baseball Prospectus, a web-based publication that […]