MINOR: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
HOMETOWN: THROGGS NECK, N.Y.
(Photo by Elizabeth Zanghi/The Ram)
Describe yourself in a couple sentences for the readers.
I’m a deep thinker with a strong appreciation for pop culture. I love music and sports, especially the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Jets. Also, I am a huge “Breaking Bad” fan.
What is your favorite aspect of Fordham and why?
Everyone is from interesting places. I’ve lived in NYC my whole life and it’s cool to meet people from places I’ve never been to nor imagined myself ever going.
If there was one thing about Fordham you could change what would it be?
I’d have the Walsh gate open constantly. 6p.m. is the most arbitrary time to open that up and I hate walking around it.
What is your favorite thing to do in New York City?
Hanging out downtown in SoHo and the Bowery. There are a lot of cool music and clothing stores down there and the people are always very interesting. Long boarding in Central Park is a close second.
What is something about you that not many people know?
I have played the bass for several years and I constantly write poetry in my free time.
What is your favorite class at Fordham?
Every semester I take a new English class that I’d consider my favorite. Right now, my Digital Creative Writing Workshop is definitely my favorite class.
What is a personal goal you already have or would like to accomplish over your four years here?
I just want to continually improve my writing skills.
What show, food, artist or movie would you consider your “guilty pleasure”?
I am still in love with Blink-182. They will always be one of my favorite bands.
What is your favorite movie and why?
This is tough. I’ll have to go with The Departed. It’s a modern day classic and the cast kills it.
What is your favorite album released in 2013?
My favorite album released in 2013 is definitely Yeezus by Kanye West. I’m a huge hip-hop and Kanye fan and I appreciated his experimental approach to making the album. Plus, a lot of my other favorite artists are featured on the album like Kid Cudi and Bon Iver.
Do you have plans, career or otherwise, for post-college life?
Not sure. Sometimes, I think I want to go to grad school. Other times I think I’ll just end up teaching right after. I’m trying to keep my options open, although I wouldn’t mind moving to another city to start fresh like Chicago or Los Angeles.
What activities, clubs, projects or organizations are you involved with at school?
I am currently interning to learn audio engineering at WFUV, which is pretty sweet. I’ve met a lot of cool bands and plenty of information on how music studios work.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring with you?
Since my iPod would die eventually, I’m going to go with the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which the “Game of Thrones” television show is based off of. I’ve been meaning to finish that and I’m sure being stranded on an island would help me get that done.
If you could go back to your first day at Fordham, what advice would you give yourself?
Talk to more people and don’t be shy. A lot of my friends I didn’t end up knowing until halfway through first semester freshmen year. Most kids on campus are generally friendly and approachable which is why I enjoy attending Fordham.