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Undergraduate Alumni

Gallatin undergraduates are committed to distinctive and unique educational endeavors. This drive is nurtured by Gallatin faculty and advisers and allows students to develop the necessary skills to become creative thinkers and eclectic career-builders. Gallatin alumni include film directors, CEOs, composers, attorneys, journalists, physicians, architects, Tony Award-winning producers, best-selling authors, and more. Alumni work in a variety of fields from media, PR, and marketing to film, fashion, non-profits, and journalism.  

Jennifer Clement


Jennifer Clement is the President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to head the organization . . .

Jenessa Abrams

BA '14 - Cinema Studies and Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Jenessa studied creative writing, film, and cinema as well as child and adolescent psychopathology to develop her concentration. . . .

Liliana Graciela Astiz

BA '13 - Environmental Sustainability

Liliana came to Gallatin as a Gates Millennium Scholar. While at Gallatin, she was also the recipient of a . . .

Melissa Bean

BA '14 - Deviance and Social Control

Melissa combined cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, literature, and creative writing for her Gallatin concentration, Deviance and Social Control: Realities . . .

Tyler Benjamin

BA Candidate – Entrepreneurship and the Redistribution of Wealth

Tyler came to New York from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and brought with him a passion for entrepreneurship and an . . .

Mallory Blair

BA ’10 - Creativity and Commerce

In 2010, shortly after graduating from NYU Gallatin, Mallory Blair, and her friend Bianca Caampued—two petite women who both . . .

Alex Boehm

BA '12 - Modernity, Urban Planning, and Development

When St. Louis native Alex came to Gallatin, he studied urban planning and development and critical theory and modernity, . . .

Maggie Carter

BA '13 - International Development and Social Justice

Throughout her time at Gallatin, Maggie examined the question of how countries in Latin America can develop in ways . . .

Jon Chan

BA '12 - Complex Systems and Emergent Behavior

Over the course of his studies at Gallatin, Jon tackled questions about how natural selection is possible, what drives life-like behavior of artificial systems in computer science, and why market economies function in a predictable ways. . . .

Emelyn Chew

BA '14 - Economics, Political Theory, and Psychology

Emelyn, who came to Gallatin from Singapore, always considered herself an independent thinker, so the idea of having the . . .

Tommy Craven

BA '15 - Gender and Sexuality in Film and Theater

Tommy is a native of Jasper, Indiana, and has interned for the past two years with the Gallatin Arts . . .

Will Creeley

BA '03 - Political Memory and the Burden of History

“I was thrilled to find Gallatin,” will notes. “All of a sudden, everything made sense. New York opened up, the world of ideas opened up, and it was all attributable to Gallatin.” . . .

John DeLucie

BA '89 - Business and Music

A New York City native, John is the chief proprietor and executive chef of the West Village restaurant The . . .

Alexander Denker

BA '13 - The Neuroscience of Art

“I did not want to push my passions aside while exploring how we think about and why we enjoy . . .

Kristoffer Diaz

BA '99 - Dramatic Writing, Literature, and History

Kristoffer's play about wrestling, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, won the 2008 National Latino Playwriting Award and was . . .

Marc Dones

BA '11- Psychiatric Anthropology

Marc came to Gallatin from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to develop his concentration, Psychiatric Anthropology. For it, he used anthropological . . .

Safia Elhillo

BA '13 - Poetry as a Tool in Therapy

Born in Maryland to Sudanese parents, Safia has lived in places as far ranging as Tanzania, Egypt, England, and . . .

Olivia Ellis

BA Candidate - Transcribing Culture

Born in France and raised in Massachusetts, Olivia chose Gallatin so she could take courses in film, theatre, and . . .

Jourdan Enriquez

BA '14 - Graphic Design and Marketing

Jourdan originally enrolled in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences as a pre-med student, but she transferred to Gallatin . . .

Safiya Farquharson

BA '13 - Race and Performance in the Media

Born in Brooklyn but raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Safiya transferred to Gallatin from Howard University in her . . .

Kate Fritz

BA '10 - Environmental Politics, Political Theory, and China Studies

Kate was a Reynolds Scholar and a Udall Foundation Scholar at Gallatin, where she was also the recipient of . . .

Eric Fuchs-Stengel

BA '14 - Ecological Sustainability and Social Change; minor in Environmental Studies

The year prior to graduation from Gallatin, Eric was named the 2013 Environmentalist of the Year from his home . . .

Dipika Gaur

BA '14 - Global Health Equity

Native New Yorker Dipika chose Gallatin because she was amazed by the diversity of academic disciplines Gallatin students chose . . .

Molly Gilbert

BA '10 - Human Rights, Social Justice, and Latin American Studies

Molly's concentration on human rights, social justice, and Latin American studies led her to take classes in Spanish, photography, . . .

Alyssa May Gold

BA '12 - Transformation of Perspective

Alyssa, an actress and native New Yorker, brought together history, literature, philosophy, and physics to develop the concentration The . . .

Midori Goto

BA '00 - Psychology and Gender Studies

Born in Osaka, Japan, Midori began studying violin at age three under the guidance of her mother, the accomplished . . .

Julie-Ann Hutchinson

BA '15 - Ethics, Public Policy, and International Development

Julie-Ann chose Gallatin because the school afforded her the opportunity to build a core foundation at NYU’s College of Arts and Science and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, fusing her varied interests under Gallatin’s interdisciplinary umbrella. . . .

Gabrielle Jensen

BA '15 – Art History, Critical Theory, and Curatorial Studies

A San Diego, California native, Gabrielle came to Gallatin to develop her concentration, Dialogic Art Theory and Practice, which . . .

Assama Ketegou

BA Candidate – Medical Humanities

A Brooklyn native born to Togolese immigrants, Assama is a senior at Gallatin on the Pre-Health track, developing a concentration he calls Medical Humanities. . . .

Kassandra Khalil

BA '12 - Caribbean Communities and the Culture of Resistance

The development of Kassandra's concentration,Caribbean Communities and the Culture of Resistance, was closely linked to her work with the . . .

Alice Lambert

BA Candidate - Dance, Literature, and Anatomy

Born and raised in Lyon, France, Alice has always balanced her academics with the practice of dance. Gallatin’s Interdisciplinary . . .

Mackenzie Leighton

BA Candidate - Social Justice and Arts Activism, minor in Creative Writing

Originally from Maine, Mackenzie chose Gallatin for its academic flexibility and because it offers the possibility for creative exploration. . . .

Eileen Liang

BA '13 - Child and Developmental Psychology

“Growing up in Taiwan, at a school that was very math- and science-oriented, I felt boxed in,” says Eileen, . . .

Angie Liao

BA Candidate - Human Rights Law and Human Expression, with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis

Angie’s concentration rapidly took shape in her first year after being named a 2014 Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellow. . . .

Nicholas Marroletti

BA '15 - American Political History and Public Policy

Nick chose Gallatin because of its academic flexibility and because he wanted to be able to design his own . . .

Daniel McElroy

BA Candidate - Theatre for a Globalizing World

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Daniel chose Gallatin as a way to pursue and weave together his artistic and academic passions, instead of having to choose between them. . . .

Roshani Moorjani

BA Candidate – Writing about Social Change in Africa; Minor: Postcolonial Literature

Rosh’s avid interest in international development and appreciation for diversity stems from her multinational background and identity as a . . .

Annie Myers

BA '09 - Agriculture and Regional Food Systems

Annie took a year off between high school and college to work on a farm in Umbria, Italy. After . . .

Louisa Nolte

BA Candidate - Architectural Studies, minor in Studio Art

Originally from Munich, Germany, Louisa is developing a concentration in architectural studies that considers cultural, social, and environmental contexts. . . .

Francis Poon

BA '13 - Visual Literacy

Francis transferred to Gallatin from NYU’s College of Arts and Science to study visual literacy and how viewers learn . . .

Noella Richman

BA '14 - Practice of Human Healing: Psychology, Health Care, and Human Rights

Noella, a Gallatin Americas Scholar, was as devoted to excellence in the classroom as she was on the court. . . .

John Ridley

BA '87

The producer of NBC's Third Watch, John has written the scripts for the feature films Three Kings, Undercover Brother, . . .

Hannah Treasure

BA Candidate – Education, Human Rights, and Chinese Studies

A native of Dallas, Texas, Hannah moved to NYC to pursue a concentration that involves education, human rights, and Chinese studies. . . .

Sahil Trikha

BA '15 - History, Philosophy, and Postcolonial Theory

Sahil’s concentration, The American Dream, looks at the country’s formation through the lens of politics, history, philosophy, postcolonial theory, . . .

Vaia Trittas

BA '15 - Identity and Narrative

Vaia, a native New Yorker whose mother left Greece to raise her in the United States, has developed . . .

Luke Vargas

BA '13 - Rhetoric and Political Action

Luke transferred to Gallatin after a year at Johns Hopkins University. “After transferring,” says the Boston native, “I committed . . .

Fatoumata Waggeh

BA '13 - African Political Development, Colonial History, and Law

Fatoumata pursued a concentration in African Political Development and Colonial History and Law to explore Africa’s roots in colonialism and neocolonialism. . . .

Albert Yakobashvili

BA '15 - Health Policy, Health Economics, and Healthcare

Albert, pre-dental student, saw Gallatin as a place that offers students both a guided, well thought-out path along with . . .