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Transfer Ambassadors (TA's)

Your 2014-2015 Transfer Ambassador (TA) team is excited to welcome you!  TA's are student leaders who successfully transferred and transitioned to NYU. TAs assist the Student Resource Center with providing fun and interactive programming for new and returning transfer students.  TAs are trained to provide support, resources, and advisement to transfer and transitioning students who are in the process of acclimating to NYU and New York City. From checking out events and tours around NYC, to information sessions about studying abroad and career services, you'll want to make time to attend their events throughout the year. Your TA's are also here to answer any questions you have about NYU.  Meet your TAs here!

Apply for 2015-2016 Transfer Ambassador (TA) HERE. Applications close March 11th, 2015.

If you have general questions regarding the Transfer Ambassadors program, please email Amber Lodman.

Valeria Gavidia


Sports Management

Hometown: Parkland, Florida

Ask me about: Brooklyn, commuting, Sports Business Society, traveling, and good Latin restaurants

My advice to new transfer and visiting students:

Get involved in anything and everything! Remember that this is not the first or likely last time you will be starting a life in a new place so take this experience at NYU for what it is- an opportunity not just to take advantage of a great education but also of living in one of the greatest cities in the world and all that it has to offer. Walk around the city on your down time, there is so much to see. Explore also the other boroughs. These things will make the city feel like home a lot faster and most importantly- have fun!


College of Arts & Sciences

Mathematics and Business Minor

Hometown: Allendale, NJ

Ask me about: Residential College, Transfer and Transitioning Student Association, PATHWAYS & Greek Life

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Always keep an open mind! NYU and NYC are such big places that going out and exploring can seem overwhelming at first. Don’t be scared to try new clubs and activities. You’ll find that there are so many opportunities to get involved on campus and that students are always friendly once you introduce yourself. You never know where you’ll meet your closest friends!


Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development

Media, Culture & Communication

Hometown:  New York, NY & Kaolack, Senegal

Ask me about: Transfer Student Association, PATHWAYS, Wasserman Center, Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia, CCTOP, Sports, Music, Movies, & Cooking.

My advice to new transfer and visiting students:

The transitioning process as a transfer student can be difficult. The important thing is to utilize all the resources you have to make the process easier. Talk to your advisor about anything academically related. They are here to help you succeed in the classroom. Talk to your professor if you are struggling in that class. Talk to a Transfer Ambassador if you want advice about transitioning. Visit the Student Resource Center if you have any questions about being a student at NYU or if you want to be more involved on campus. Uou have people here ready to help the transition process much easier for you to succeed at NYU.

Yuwei Wang

Yuwei Wang

College of Arts & Science

Joint major in Economics and Mathematics

Hometown:Beijing, China

Ask me about: TransferMation, on-campus job, joint major/double major, international student affairs
My advice to new transfer and visiting students : Be active! Don't wait until you are ready to try new things! NYC is such a large places that you'll find opportunities everywhere. Keep an open mind and let this amazing place nourish you, help you grow and enrich your life!

Irene Yau

College of Arts and Science

Pre-Medicine- Anthropology & Biology

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Ask me about: Community service, the subway, exploring Brooklyn, double major, concerts, traveling, & summer classes

My advice for new transfer and transitioning students:

Transferring to NYU was perhaps the scariest decision of my life. I felt lost and bewildered the first semester I arrived. However, I found that transitioning gets easier after making friends and getting involved in a couple of meaningful clubs or activities. It might be uncomfortable at first, especially if you don’t know anyone. Remember you are not alone! Buddy up with another transfer student to explore Club Fest with. There is always so much going on at NYU. This is a huge school in an amazing city – opportunities are endless! Get involved as soon as possible so you can make the most of your time here.



College of Arts & Sciences


Hometown:  Medford, NJ

Ask me about: The Transfer & Transitioning Student Association, study abroad, internships, commuting from New Jersey

My advice to new transfer and visitng students: Although transferring may be difficult, I found that the best way to meet new people is to take advantage of the transfer events and groups at NYU.  I have had so much fun and met so many new people through my involvement in transfer life at NYU.  Also, visit the Student Resource Center if you ever have any questions or if you want to learn more about the different resources and opportunities that NYU offers you. Everyone in the SRC is really nice and always eager to help.



Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Finance and Economics

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Ask me about: Sports, travelling, study abroad, movies, & NYC

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Take advantage of all that NYC and NYU have to offer. The best way to get involved is to venture outside of your comfort zone: Take courses you can’t find anywhere else, join different clubs, walk around the city until you’re lost. Keep exploring and keep an open mind!


Jamie Bellissimo

College of Arts & Science


Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA

Ask me about: Clubs and activities, Study abroad in Florence, & living on campus

My advice to new transfer and visiting students: Don't be afraid to go to an event solo- some of my best memories were meeting fellow transfers who couldn't find anyone to go with! Additionally, don't be afraid to go out and adventure- moving to NYC is one of the best decisions I ever made, and I am so happy I got the opportunity to get to know the different parts of the city (sometimes by even getting lost!).


Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Early Childhood Education and Political Science

Hometown:  Overland Park, Kansas, Modi’in, Israel & Greensboro, NC - I’ve moved around.

Ask me about: Best places to get work done, transitioning smoothly, subway system, theatre, best dollar slices, politics and anything else on your mind!

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Take a second to imagine the incredible things you have heard about NYU. Now, take a second to imagine something even better. That is NYU. It is even better than you imagine it to be. While it can be easy to get distracted by all that’s going on around you – trust me, there’s a lot - stay focused on the important things, but don’t let them be all that you live for. Doing well in school is important, but it doesn’t compare to experiences that will last you a lifetime. Take advantage of as much as you can! The key is balance. Once you’ve mastered that, I can guarantee that you will thrive here!


College of Arts & Sciences

Neural Science & Computer Science

Hometown: Providence, RI

Ask me about: Clubs and activities, apartment life & cheap tickets to cool shows

My advice to new transfer and visiting students: Get out and explore - bring some friends, bring some strangers who hopefully will become friends! NYC is a really exciting place to be, and NYU is great about facilitating these little adventures every so often. Don't be shy about inviting people to things - odds are they'll be thrilled to come along!

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