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Graduate Ambassadors 2013

ANA ANGELES | STEINHARDT
My name is Ana Angeles and I am a first year grad student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Steinhardt. I am from both the Philippines and the San Francisco Bay Area! I’m really excited to be a Graduate Student Ambassador and I look forward to connecting and getting to know fellow grad students while having fun and exploring NYC!

BRIANNA BATES | WAGNER
My name is Brianna Bates and I'm a first year transfer student in Wagner. I enjoy sunsets, star gazing and long walks on the beach....just kidding  I am really looking forward to planning activities and outings surrounding my interest in the history of Manhattan, sailing (pirate theme anyone?), cooking and dancing!

SCOTT GAUTNEY | STEINHARDT
I’m Scott, one of the Graduate Programming Assistants in Graduate Student Life and a GSA this year This is my first year in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program in Steinhardt and I’m loving NYU! I love planning events around the city in the realm of the arts, culture, and history. I’m looking forward to meeting you on my trips!

RAMANJOT KANG | GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE
I'm Ramanjot and I'll be a GSA this year! I'm a second year in the Biology MS program in GSAS and I'm really looking forward to hosting some awesome events for grad life this year!

LYDIA KEEMA | STEINHARDT
My name is Lydia. I just moved to NYC from San Diego and I am a first-year graduate student in the Steinhardt Higher Education and Student Affairs master's program. I am excited about being a GSA this year and hosting events for graduate students across NYU. I am a big foodie, love independent movies and documentaries, and love to travel around so hopefully those interests translate well into this GSA position. I am excited to explore New York City with you all and experience the immense cultural opportunities it offers.

KRISTEN KRAUSE | GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
I'm a first year MPH student in the Global Institute of Public Health. I'm really excited about being a GSA this year and to host different events ranging from sports outings to just exploring all that NYC has to offer. I look forward to seeing and meeting you all soon!

ADRIANA MEZA | WAGNER
My name is Adriana, I'm first year MPA-Health student at NYU Wagner. I'm one of your new GSAs. I'm originally from southern California but absolutely love New York City. I look forward to organizing events for you all to explore the big apple!

JOSSIE MUÑOZ | STEINHARDT
I am a second-year in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. I am interested in issues of accessibility and thought what better way to do so within the NYU community than to get involved with the Student Resource Center to promote their services to the community at large. In my role as Graduate Student Ambassador, I hope to foster a welcoming environment during my GSA trips!

BEN PELLED | STERN
I was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, and have always been passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. Straight out of high school, I was drafted to the Israeli Military and served in the Artillery Corps as well as a Recruiting Officer. Following my four-year service, I moved to New York City to attend Hunter College, and majored in Philosophy and Economics. I then joined eToro, an innovative Israeli startup and established and ran its U.S. branch. I am currently an MBA student at NYU Stern, focusing on Finance and Entrepreneurship. I hope to one day start my own innovative company and change the world for the better.

SHANTÁ SPEARS | STEINHARDT
I'm Shantá and I'm in my second year of the Steinhardt Dual Language Teaching MA program. I'm new to the city and cant wait to start exploring the city and finding new things to do with you as a GSA. I would love to hear your ideas for fun things to do as well!

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