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Social Mission in Myanmar
In this issue, the Alumni Newsletter interviewed Krista Young, who took part in the Princeton in Asia program after graduation and moved to Myanmar to work with social enterprise Proximity Designs.
Summer Internship Series: Shaping Public Policy in Washington D.C.
Summer is a time for travelling, relaxing, catching up with family and friends and… internships. Hank Wu, a rising sophomore at NYU Shanghai, spent part of his summer interning at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington D.C. where he also participated in a civic leadership development fellowship. The native Pennsylvanian, who plans to major in Business and Finance as well as Computer Science, tells the Gazette about his experiences.
Martin Teng in Abu Dhabi
Driven by graphic design, IMA major Teng Ma (Martin) ‘18 used his study away semester at NYU Abu Dhabi to join the basketball team, introduce a logo to the sheikh of Abu Dhabi, and contemplate how to open up design jobs in his northeast China hometown.
Bo Donners in Berlin
An avid traveler and hiker, Bo Donners ‘18 shares her study away experience in Berlin, her internship in New York and her advice of waking up to be amazed where you are every single morning.
Lizzy LeClaire, '18 - Global China Studies
Enlightenment is a funny thing. You never know when it’s going to hit you. For Lizzy LeClaire, the moment of truth came when she found herself the only non-Chinese person in her Shanghai yoga class. The teacher was giving instructions in Mandarin and Lizzy, who was born and raised in Boston, understood what she was saying. “I’d been practicing my Mandarin, but this was a real litmus test,” says Lizzy, who is majoring in Global China Studies in order to gain an understanding of the country’s educational system. “For the first time, even as I was twisted into a pretzel, I felt accomplished and ready to go beyond the classroom.”
Kalkidan Fekadu Eteffa, ‘18 - Computer Science
I was born in Addis Abba, Ethiopia to a mother who beat the odds in attaining both her bachelors and masters degree. From my childhood to today, she has been the strongest woman I’ve met. Luckily, both my parents ensured that my sisters and I grew up knowing that we could pursue any route we wanted. While my sisters chose to pursue careers in medicine and art, I chose the path of computer science. I often jumped around in difference sciences, first taken by the interactions between atoms and molecules in chemistry. But I later found that I enjoyed the interactions between people and computers more--especially machine learning. A program that improves itself as it gathers more and more data fascinates me. Unfortunately, Ethiopia doesn’t have much infrastructure for computer science and rarely uses data efficiently for development. I plan to study machine learning and possibly advance the use of data analytics throughout Ethiopia.
Susan Xu, ‘19 - Neuroscience
I’m from Hangzhou. My Chinese name--Xinyi--means ‘peaceful heart,’ but more than that I have a curiosity for science and a passion for art inspired by the natural world. I work in different mediums, including photography and graphic design, and I find the best experience is when both science and art unexpectedly come together.
Lathika Chandra Mouli, ‘17 - Electrical Engineering
I’m Indian but was raised in Thailand. Home to me is wherever my parents are; and my parents were, in fact, my biggest motivation to go into Electrical Engineering and STEM in general. My mom is an Electrical Engineer herself, so watching her being able to quickly solve all sorts of problems with flawless logic was something I aspired to master myself.
Autumn Wu, ‘17 - Computer Science
I’m from Chengdu. I grew up interested in numbers, but although I loved science, some of my high school teachers tried to deter me, claiming that men were born to excel in science and engineering over women! I was desperate to study in a more diverse and open environment, and to prove my teachers wrong. After coming to NYU Shanghai, I chose computer science as my major, which I had never studied before. I fell in love with it.
Emma Quong, Media, Culture and Communication Major. Study Away Site: Shanghai
NYU Steinhardt student Emma Quong ‘19 studied away at NYU Shanghai during the fall semester of her sophomore year. Having set out to improve her Chinese language skills and learn about her heritage, the Media, Culture and Communication major soon found herself on a journey of self-discovery. She shares her favorite memories of Shanghai, from her dance and art classes, to a chance encounter in Shanghai’s art district.
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