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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, Academy and Tony Award-winners, best-selling authors, and more. Alumni work in a variety of fields from law, media, PR and marketing to film, fashion, non-profits, and journalism. Below you will find alumni from various Gallatin cohorts; click on their profile links to learn more about each of these amazing alums.

Robert Clinton
BA ’16 - The Sociology and Politics of Urban Agriculture

At GallatinStudied at NYU Accra and conducted research in Berlin, Germany, as a Gallatin Global Fellow in Urban Practice

Post GallatinA 2016 Marshall Scholar; Master of Science in Sustainable Urbanism and Master of Public Administration and Management from University College London. Worked as a 2020 Census Project Manager for City & County of San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs

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Annabelle Attanasio
BA ’15 - An Investigation of Dramatic Writing through A Study of Theater and Film

At GallatinParticipated in the Gallatin Film Festival, mounted theatrical productions, and was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Summer Research, the Gallatin Undergraduate Research Fund, and an NYU Green Grant

Post GallatinWrote and directed the feature film, Mickey and the Bear

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Rachel Hilson
BA ’18 - Writing and Performing Race

At GallatinPerformed in several theater productions, including Hamlet (2013), The Rape of Lucrece (2014), and Amphitryon (2015); member of the Gallatin Theatre Troupe as an actor and writer

Post GallatinActed in film and television productions, including Kings, This is Us, and Love, Victor

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Aaron Gartenberg
BA ’19 - Value and Values: The Intersection of Business and Sociology

At GallatinBuilt multiple businesses, including a multimedia film company, and promoted the Albert Gallatin Founder's Fund, a fund that supports entrepreneurial student projects

Post GallatinWorks as a investment strategist in business and media

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Julie-Ann Hutchinson
BA '15 - Ethics, Public Policy, and International Development

At GallatinWorked at the Economic Development Agency for the US Department of Commerce

Post GallatinHarvard’s Kennedy School, MA in Public Policy; worked for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

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Joosje Duk
BA ’16 - Acting, Creative Writing, and Journalism

At GallatinFilmed, wrote, and directed Night (2016) as a senior project

Post GallatinFilmed, wrote, and directed the short film Thin Ice, the web pilot Gappies, the web series #FitGirls, and 2020’s Featured Extra. Wrote a feature screenplay, Sunshowers

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Zachary Fine
BA ’15 - Art History and Philosophy

At GallatinWorked as a research assistant for Professor A.B. Huber and published two Op-eds in the New York Times, in 2014 and 2015

Post GallatinA 2016 Rhodes Scholar; MSt in British and European History and an MSt in English and American Studies

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Josh Foulquier
BA ’15 - Entrepreneurship and the Evolution of Ethics

At GallatinSenior thesis, "Eudaimonia: Understanding the Good Life,"​ analyzed Aristotle's ethics and the evolution of our interpretation of ethics over time due to changes in art, media, and technology

Post GallatinOpened the Michelin-starred restaurant Sushi Noz

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Angie Liao
BA ’17 - Human Rights Law and Human Expression, with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis

At GallatinRecipient of the Dean’s Award for Summer Research, NYU’s President’s Service Award, and sponsorship from the Women’s Foreign Policy Group; received a Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights where she worked with Beijing’s largest public interest legal NGO

Post GallatinYale Law School, JD

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Melissa Bartow
BA ’19 - The Art of Entrepreneurship

At GallatinWhile a Gallatin sophomore, founded the company Wanna Date?, a vegan date spread

Post GallatinAppeared on a 2020 episode of Shark Tank and accepted an investment offer for her company, Wanna Date?

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Michael Abraham
BA ’17 - Gender Theory and Modern Poetics

At GallatinPresented “woman is perfect: The Poetry of H.D." at the Senior Symposium

Post GallatinYale University, PhD Program in Literature, with a focus on modern poetics, race, gender, and sexuality studies, post-Enlightenment formulations of reason and irrationality

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

At GallatinA Gallatin Americas Scholar; also the recipient of the Gallatin Dean’s Award for Summer Research, which allowed her to travel to West Africa and explore the works of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

Post GallatinUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, JD

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Safia Elhillo
BA '13 - Poetry as a Tool in Therapy

At GallatinFounding member of Slam NYU, competed during the 2012 and 2013 national collegiate championships; appeared on Season 3 of Verses and Flow and was a finalist in the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam

Post GallatinMFA from the New School; The January Children won the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets; Stanford University Stegner Fellow

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Alex Denker
BA ’13 - The Neuroscience of Art

At GallatinCo-chair of the Gallatin Senior Symposium and conducted neuroscience and brain-imaging research on aesthetics at the NYU Center for Brain Imaging

Post GallatinMA and a PhD in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior, Emory University; worked as a Science Policy Analyst at the National Institutes of Mental Health

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Phillip Picardi
BA ’12 - Beauty

At GallatinInterned for Teen Vogue, Vogue, and GQ Magazines

Post GallatinEditorial Director and Cultural Consultant and former Chief Content Officer at Teen Vogue and Editor-in-Chief of Out Magazine

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

At GallatinReceived NYU President’s Service Award for environmental leadership; a Reynolds Scholar and a Udall Foundation Scholar at Gallatin; recipient of a Richard J. Koppenaal Award for Distinguished Interdisciplinary Study; learn more about Kate in our Why Gallatin? video feature

Post GallatinNYU School of Law, JD

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Mallory Blair
BA ’10 - Creativity and Commerce

At GallatinServed as music chair for NYU’s Program Board, interned at a boutique market research agency, and served as on-air talent for MTVu and Paper magazine’s Paper TV

Post GallatinCo-founder and CEO of Small Girls PR

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Jon Chan
BA '12 - Complex Systems and Emergent Behavior

At GallatinStarted Gallatin’s student entrepreneurship competition, the Albert Gallatin Founders Fund; served as president of the Gallatin Business Club; represented NYU as an Admissions Ambassador; awarded the Gallatin Special Service Award
 

Post GallatinEngineering Manager at Stack Overflow; founder of Bento

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Lauren Bille
BA ’09 - Designing Societies: Politics, Institutions, and Culture

At GallatinEdited and published One Mic, a Lyrics on Lockdown Anthology

Post GallatinCo-Founder and CEO of Allbodies

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David Burstein
BA ’12 - Intersection of film, technology and politics with a focus on youth and social change

At GallatinMade the film World Class in Abu Dhabi and wrote Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World

Post GallatinFounded the non-profit Run for America and served as Managing Director at the Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma at Mount Sinai and the James Peters Bronx VA

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Emma Kaywin
BA '10 - The Philosophy of the Abnormal

At GallatinCo-founded the Gallatin Honors Program with Kate Fritz (BA ’10).

Post GallatinColumbia University MA and an EdD in Health Education; member of the Recent Alumni Council

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Rachel Tipograph
BA ’09 - Entertainment Business and New Media

At GallatinInterned for Miramax Films, Showtime Networks, The Gersh Agency, New Line Cinema, and NBC Universal

Post GallatinFounder and CEO of MikMak and former Global Director of Digital and Social Media, Gap Inc.

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Daniel Seara
BA ’14 - The Human in Science

At GallatinSummer Research Associate; gave a TEDxGallatin talk (later called the Senior Symposium) titled, "Science as a Creative Endeavor"

Post GallatinYale University, PhD in theoretical biophysics

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

At GallatinResearched water scarcity and rural farming in Bhutan; was named the 2013 New Jersey Environmentalist of the Year and a 2013 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award; internships included AmeriCorps and City Growers

Post GallatinExecutive Director of Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization (MEVO)

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Maya Berry
BA ’06 - Cultural Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean History, Dance, Languages, and Post-Colonial Studies

At GallatinStudied abroad in Cuba with Tisch’s Summer Dance Program; traveled to Vietnam and Brazil as a Gallatin Scholar; co-founded Gallatin’s Dancers/Choreographers Alliance (DCA)

Post GallatinNYU, MA in Performance Studies; University of Texas at Austin, PhD in Social Anthropology; Postdoctoral Associate at Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Assistant Professor

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Will Creeley
BA '03 - Political Memory and the Burden of History

At GallatinStudent Council Member; Student speaker at the Gallatin School Graduation Ceremony and the main NYU Commencement Exercises

Post GallatinNYU School of Law, JD; Legal Director for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending student and faculty rights

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Sara Moonves
BA ’07 - Journalism and Photography

At GallatinInterned at Vogue magazine

Post GallatinFirst female Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine

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Dariely Rodriguez
BA ’03 - Legal Studies and Latin American/Latinx Studies

At GallatinStudied in Cuba and South Africa through the NYU Tisch Open Arts Program
 

Post GallatinHofstra University, JD; Director of the Economic Justice Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law; former Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau of the State of New York’s Office of the Attorney General

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Julian Cyr
BA ’08 - Public Policy and Community Health

At GallatinLed initiative to create community-based model of on-campus HIV screening and prevention

Post GallatinYoungest member of the Massachusetts Senate, representing Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket

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Adam Mosseri
BA ’05 - Information Design

Post GallatinHead of Instagram; former Head of Product at Facebook, Vice President of Product Management, and Design Director for Facebook Mobile App

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Alex Pall
BA ’08 - The Commoditization of Art Throughout History

Post GallatinDJ, Producer, and founder of Grammy Award-winning band The Chainsmokers

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Kristoffer Diaz
BA '99 - Dramatic Writing, Literature, and History

At GallatinAlbert Gallatin Scholar; NYU Florence study away; co-chair and multi-year participant of the Gallatin Arts Festival

Post GallatinNYU Tisch School of the Arts, MFA, Dramatic Writing; Brooklyn College, MFA, Performing Arts Management; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the 2011 OBIE Award for Best New American Play; 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of Drama and Performance Art; writer and showrunner for Glow and Rent: Live; Gallatin faculty member

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Jennifer Clement
BA ’82 - English Literature and Anthropology

Post GallatinUniversity of Southern Maine, MFA, Literature; President of PEN International; Gun Love awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, named a 2018 New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, a 2019 National Book Award finalist, and a TIME magazine top 10 books of 2019

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Keli Goff
BA ’01 - The Political Role of Theatre and Film in the United States

At GallatinVisited Frederick Douglass’s House in Washington, DC, with the Gallatin Dean's Scholars program

Post GallatinColumbia University, MS, Strategic Communications; producer, nominated for two Emmy Awards for the Netflix documentary Reversing Roe; NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series for Being Mary Jane; columnist for The Daily Beast and Huffington Post; NPR contributor; author of Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence and The GQ Candidate

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Midori Goto
BA '00 - Psychology and Gender Studies

Post GallatinNYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, MA; celebrated concert violinist; named 1988 Artist of the Year by the Japanese government, awarded the 2001 Avery Fisher Prize, and the 2010 Kennedy Center Gold Medal in the Arts; Judge Widney Professor of Music Chair at the University of Southern California; founder, Midori & Friends, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing music to children in New York City

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Michelle Dorrance
BA ’01 - Concepts of American Race in Relationship to Democracy in American Culture

Post GallatinInternationally renowned tap dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher, and director; founder and Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance; awarded a 2015 MacArthur Award; 2011 recipient of the Bessie Award

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John Ridley
BA '87 - East Asian Languages

Post GallatinWinner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave; creator and showrunner of the critically acclaimed ABC series American Crime; writer and director of the documentary film Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992; author of seven novels and regular contributor to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR’s Morning Edition; co-founder, Nō Studios

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Jane Rosenthal
BA ’77 - Film and Television

At GallatinProduced The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at The Actors Studio

Post GallatinCo-founder, CEO, and executive chair of Tribeca Enterprises, a media company that encompasses Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Studios, and the Tribeca Film Institute; recipient of the 2011 Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership; producer of film and television, including the comedy franchise Meet the Parents; producer and Emmy nominee for When They See Us; producer and Oscar nominee for Best Picture for The Irishman

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Alphonso Saville
BA ’02 - African American/Black Studies and Creative Writing

At GallatinCompleted independent studies at New York Theological Seminary

Post GallatinMemphis Theological Seminary, MA; Religious Studies; Emory University, PhD, Religious Studies, Africana Studies; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of American Religion and Slavery, Georgetown University

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Christy Turlington Burns
BA ’99- Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy

At GallatinStudied Renaissance Art and Literature in Florence, Italy; attended Gallatin Humanities Seminar in Italy

Post GallatinColumbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, MPH; founder Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization devoted to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother; director of the documentary film Every Mile, Every Mother; 2014 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people

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Barbara Whitman
BA ’88 - Liberal Arts

Post GallatinColumbia University, MFA, Theatre Management and Producing; Tony Award-winning producer of The Humans, Fun Home, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and producer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal

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Christina Ryan
BA ’98 - Biology and Dance

At GallatinAn Albert Gallatin Scholar
 

Post GallatinPennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD and PhD Medicine and Immunology; pediatric hospitalist, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

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Cary Goldstein
BA ’96 - Poetry and Religions

At GallatinCo-recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Poetry Prize; Editor, The Gallatin Review and The Minetta Review
 

Post GallatinHead of curation at WaitWhat; adjunct professor in the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia University; Advisory Editor of The Paris Review; VP/Executive Director of Publicity and a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster

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