The Student Spotlight Series features Gallatin students and recent alumni who discuss different aspects of their studies and experiences at Gallatin. Jakiyah Bradley (BA ’20) will discuss her research, work as a Gallatin Global Fellow in Urban Practice, and involvement with NYU Student Government Assembly (SGA).
At Gallatin, Bradley crafted the concentration Urban Policy and Social Change with a minor in Social & Public Policy from Wagner. In the summer following her junior year, she was a recipient of the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Urban Practice and interned at Each One Teach One e.V. in Berlin, Germany, where she conducted research at the intersection of memory culture in Berlin’s Afrikanisches Viertel (African Quarter) neighborhood. Inspired by her experiences there, she applied for a 2020 Fulbright Research Grant to Namibia and was selected as an alternate candidate. Bradley was also an Americas Scholar at Gallatin.
From her junior year, Bradley has served as a Senator-at-Large for the NYU SGA and represented Black students and students experiencing food insecurity. As a senior, she served as SGA’s Chairperson, representing the needs of all NYU students. Post graduation, she has been working on a research project supported by a Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors.