Meet Your P.A.s

Program Assistants (or P.A.s) are your most important resource this summer.  As NYU students, they know everything about attending college and living in the city.  P.A.s will be living on each floor in Weinstein Hall.  The P.A.s will be running all of the events and activities while you are here, and they will also monitor policies, procedures, and safety. Whenever you have a question or need, reach out to your P.A.!

And here they are! The amazing P.A.s of Weinstein Hall:

Aida

Aida1

My name is Aida and I am a PA at Weinstein on 9 East! I am majoring in Social Work with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies.

College Tip: Using a planner makes a huge difference in helping you get organized and manage your time.

Advice: Get to know your floor mates! It’s a great way to feel a sense of community within your residence hall.

Alyaa

Alyaa1Hi, I’m Alyaa, and I’m a Chemical Engineering rising senior at Tandon. I’m an RA at Othmer Hall in Brooklyn during the year and a current Weinstein PA.

College Tip: Trader Joe’s is a 5 minute walk…

Advice: Ask questions, ask for advice, just ask. There’s no shame in curiosity.

Andie

Andie1I’m a rising junior studying Mass Media, Globalization, and Digital Studies at Gallatin and the PA for 9 East! In my free time I like running, trying new cafes, and hunting down books that are actually fun to read in Bobst.

College Tip: Explore beyond Manhattan! An hour on the train can get you to what seem like entirely different planets compared to the East Village – don’t be nervous to grab a friend and explore the other boroughs!

Advice: If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just take it one block at a time.

Andres

Andres1I’m a playwright and screenwriter from South Florida who didn’t discover theatre until coming to NYU. My zodiac sign is a Pisces and my spirit animal is Aubrey Plaza, who has also been my iPhone background for five consecutive years.

College Tip: The subway is actually pretty easy to use. Google Maps really is all you need, but if you’re super anxious about it there are apps like CityMapper for the person who needs more reassurance.

Advice: Get out of your room as much as possible, even if that means hanging out in the lounge. Or go to coffee shops (NOT starbucks or Think Coffee or The Bean please).

Andrew

Andrew1I’m a Gallatin student concentrating in theatrical producing originally from Philadelphia. I will be completing my degree in 3 years instead of 4.

College Tip: Don’t overestimate how many meal swipes you will use.

Advice: Explore the city. Leave Manhattan and explore everything the “outer” boroughs have to offer. Also, little Italy isn’t in lower Manhattan, it’s on Aurther Avenue in the Bronx!

Ankita

Ankita2Recent NYU CAS graduate with a double major in Economics and International Relations. Originally from India, with a passion for travel and photography.

College Tip: Being a part of extracurricular activities and being involved around campus are important and valuable experience.

Advice: Keep an open mind, and don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone!

Ashleigh

Ashleigh1I’m Ashleigh, I’m from Florida, and I just graduated from NYU this past May.

College Tip: Some things/people are seasonal and others are for a lifetime. Invest your time trying to find out who and what fit into the latter category.

Advice: Talk to other residents; make acquaintances, make friends, make future contacts.

Bella

Bella2Bella is a rising senior studying Economics and Public Policy. You’ll see her around drinking coffee, reading people their horoscopes, obsessing over Harry Styles, or doing all three at once.

College Tip: It’s okay to relax! New York has millions of things going on all the time. It’s okay to take a step back and relax in your room for a minute; it’s important to take a moment to take it all in!

Advice: Don’t be afraid to get out of the Greenwich Village area. There’s a lot to be found outside of the 5 block radius of Washington Square Park! Head to Museum Row or to Brooklyn for an afternoon!

Catherine

Catherine1My name is Catherine and I am a Drama major studying Musical Theatre at the New Studio on Broadway in Tisch. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and I am VERY excited to be a part of SummerStein 2017!

College Tip: Dining dollars in your meal plan can be used at STARBUCKS!!!!!!! (If only I had figured that out sooner…)

Advice: Try to enjoy EVERYTHING that New York City has to offer – not just the typical tourist sites! Be open to new opportunities. Go to a poetry reading, a jazz show, or a comedy set. Try new exciting food and travel outside of Manhattan!

Chelsea

Chelsea1My name is Chelsea, I’m a Junior in the College of Arts and Science, currently majoring in Politics and Latino Studies. In my spare time, I enjoy drinking (good) coffee, brunching, chewing gum, and greeting the city dogs.

College Tip: NYU is overwhelming at first but everyone will eventually find their niche.

Advice: Show up and don’t be afraid to take risks.

Chloe

Chloe1Hi, I’m Chloe! I am rising junior studying Music Business at Steinhardt and I call North Carolina home. You’ll probably find me either exercising or listening to music these days.

College Tip: It’s okay to not know what you want to major in yet.

Advice: It’s great to take advantage of the exciting events and opportunities around you, but its always okay to take some time for yourself too. You don’t have to say “yes” to everything.

Danielle

DanielleE2My name is Danielle and I am a rising Sophomore Acting Major in the Tisch School of the Arts. I am from San Diego, California and I love the color pink.

College Tip: There are tons of fun events in the city and at NYU that don’t cost any money.

Advice: My piece of advice would be to participate in as many programs and events as possible because there are so many awesome opportunities right in your residence hall and every event/program is an opportunity to make memories, have incredible experiences, and meet new people.

Danielle

DanielleM1Hi! I’m a rising junior and am currently studying Global Public Health and Sociology with a minor in Spanish. I started a Voices for Planned Parenthood chapter on campus and work passionately for social justice.

College Tip: There are usually always resources on campus for you even when you don’t think someone may be able to help you.

Advice: New York is such a fun and incredible city but it’s important to be aware of your surroundings when you’re out and about!

Emily

Emily2My name is Emily (she/her pronouns) and I’m a rising senior in the Vocal Performance program at Steinhardt! I love flowers, puppies, and all forms of art.

College Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Reaching out for help for things is totally ok and that’s what the residential staff is here for. Even if it seems like a stupid question, it’s better to reach out and ask for help then to flounder around in the dark by yourself.

Advice: Get involved with things outside of your “normal”! Of course you should go to events and activities that fit your interests, but try to do at least one thing you wouldn’t normally pick out. Maybe you’ll discover a new passion, and even if not, you still learned something new.

Ian

Ian1Hey, hey, my name is Ian and I am a rising senior majoring in playwriting. When I’m not holding down the fort in Weinstein you can find me cracking open a book, hitting the gym or eating cotton candy flavored things.

College Tip: Make friends outside of your major and program!

Advice: Take advantage of all the great programs Weinstein has to offer.

India

India2I’m India, a 2017 alum of the Stern School of Business with a minor in Psychology. I am a Rihanna obsessed, vegetarian world traveler who is always looking for something new to experience.

College Tip: Don’t be intimidated by all the amazing people around you. It’s not a competition, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow.

Advice: The biggest piece of advice I would give to new residents is to always put yourself in other people’s shoes. Being able to see situations and life from a different perspective will help solve a lot of problems.

Jasmine

Jasmine1I’m Jasmine, and I’m a rising junior in Dramatic Writing at Tisch. I love watching TV and my (very rare, very awesome Brussels Griffon) dog, Charlie.

College Tip: Stick with the people who care about you (you know who they are). Also, STOP PULLING ALL NIGHTERS! IT’S NOT HELPING!

Advice: Don’t let yourself get intimidated and wrapped up in other people. You’re here for a reason!

Katie

Katie1Hi! I’m Katie, and I recently graduated from NYU Stern, where I studied business economics and math. My favorite things are reading, needlepoint, doing my makeup (with lots of glitter), and exploring the city and going on adventures!

College Tip: Everything is going to be okay. Seriously.

Advice: Go out and explore! Don’t stay in your room and do nothing–see the sights and pack in as MUCH as you can.

Madi

Madi2Hi! My name is Madi — I’m a rising senior in Tisch Drama, I come from the Washington DC area, and I’m excited to meet all of you!!

College Tip: I wish I knew that it’s okay to not sight-see and explore all of NYC every free moment you get. Take your time! And there is lots of magic to be found right around here in the village, you don’t need to go far.

Advice: I would say, to not get too overwhelmed by the city. There are so many resources for you: the PAs, the staff, and even everything on the Internet. Download a good subway app on your phone that you like, and get up and go! There’s nothing to be afraid of, as long as you’re a safe and cautious student.

Meranda

Meranda1My name is Meranda, I’m a recent NYU graduate – I majored in journalism and Spanish literature. I’m excited to finish up my final summer break with NYU as a PA!

College Tip: Doing the readings for class is actually super important.

Advice: Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.

Mimi

Mimi1I’m currently in Liberal Studies, but I’m going to major English and Journalism. I’m the PA on 2 West and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia.

College Tip: Planning is the key to…everything.

Advice: USE your resources!

Nad

Nad2I am rising Senior in Stern studying Finance and Management. I was born and raised in Jordan but now live in Sacramento, California. #WestCoastBestCoast

College Tip: Know how Tapingo works. It can save you a lot of time waiting in line at different places, even dining halls like Kimmel and not just Starbucks and Dunkin.

Advice: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. I know this is very cheesy but it took me an entire year to realize this; so I almost wasted my freshman year before I got comfortable with it. After I did step out of my comfort zone, I was able to find my community and make connections with students, faculty, and administration.

Nicole

Nicole2My name is Nicole, and I am a rising sophomore in Stern. I love classical music, knitting, and traveling.

College Tip: All of your friends and colleagues are supportive of your goals!

Advice: Be open to meeting and becoming friends with many different people.

Niko

Niko1Hi, I’m Niko, and I’m from San Jose, California. I love to swim, read/write plays, and work on my brand.

College Tip: Programs are so much fun and can make you so many friends.

Advice: Take advantage of all the free opportunities to do things in the city and through your ResHalls!

Patrick

Patrick1I’m a sophomore from Olathe, Kansas and I love to read in Washington Square Park, graphic design, and knitting. I lived in Weinstein my first year and I’m about to live in Coral next year!

College Tip: Palladium brunch is amazing and should not be slept through.

Advice: Venture out of the Village bubble!

Paul

Paul2My name is Paul and I’ll be one of the PAs on 6 East this summer! I’m a senior studying Psychology and Communications.

College Tip: Don’t take things so seriously. Unless they deserve to be taken seriously. Take the time to figure out which things are which!

Advice: Get to know your roommate. They don’t have to be your best friend, but open communication will serve you well!

Ramzi

Ramzi1I am a rising Junior in Tisch, studying film and television. I’m half Palestinian, half Italian and I loveeeee tiny breakfast videos.

College Tip: New York can be lonely at times.

Advice: If you can’t love yourself how in the hell you gonna love somebody else, can I get an AMEN???!

Rebecca

Rebecca1Hi, my name is Rebecca and I’m going to be a junior in the College of Arts and Science studying Computer Science. I’m from Westchester, New York and I love desserts and ice cream!!

College Tip: Explore every corner of New York – there is so much to do and see here!

Advice: Come to floor and building events!!!

Saad

Saad2I am a rising senior at CAS studying economics with a mix of psychology and computer science. If you appreciate art, despise technology or just want to contemplate the meaning of life, I’m your guy!

College Tip: Time flies in college!

Advice: Be yourself and make use of the resources available to you.

Sasha

Sasha2I’m an Argentinean native who grew up mostly in South Florida. Now I study Political Science and Economics in CAS.

College Tip: Making friends is a really important part of college, but it’s easier than in High School.

Advice: Netflix will always be there. Try to explore parts of New York that you might not hear of in tourist guides.

Sophia

Sophia1I’m a rising junior studying Film & Television and Business through the Stern/Tisch dual-degree program. Looking forward to a fun and exciting summer!

College Tip: Some subway stations only go uptown or downtown, so you have to check the direction before you go past the turnstiles.

Advice: Talk to as many people as possible!

Tayler

Tayler1Hi, I’m Tayler, an Arizonan with a heart in the theatre. As a rising Sophomore, I’m majoring in Dramatic Writing though I studied Liberal Studies last year.

College Tip: Res life is the best community on campus!

Advice: Everyone wants to make friends just as much as you!! TALK TO PEOPLE!!

Terry

Terralyn2Hey there, my name is Terralyn, but you can call me Terry! I am a rising sophomore at Tisch, majoring in Film/TV Production and double minoring in Producing and CAMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies).

College Tip: Bobst is a mad house literally every day; not only during testing weeks.

Advice: My biggest piece of advice is to be open to new experiences. Don’t be afraid of making new friends, trying a new restaurant or getting lost in the city. These are the memories that will stick with you forever!

Tyler

Tyler1Hi, I am Tyler. I studied Sports in undergrad and am heading to law school in the fall.

College Tip: It is really, really hard to bring up a GPA, so make sure you are holding your academic standards high from the beginning.

Advice: Try new things. You are in a city with such a wide variety of food and culture to explore. Don’t eat things you can get at home!

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