At Home with is a series of online programs presented by the NYU Alumni Association featuring distinguished alumni on a variety of topics.

Quicklist: Jeff Laub | Chris Alvarez | David Sokol | Alexa Loken | John Leguizamo | Mateo Askaripour (CAS '12)

At Home with Jeff Laub (CAS '08)


Tune in for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) with the creative director and co-founder of Blind Barber, Jeff Laub. Jeff reflected on his time at NYU and how the Blind Barber team created a community-focused network of barbershop/cocktail bars across New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Philadelphia while establishing a flourishing product line. He also opened up about how they've responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their business.  

At Home with Chris Alvarez (TANDON '07): Creating A Live TV Show Online


NYU alumni joined us for a special workshop with Chris Alvarez (TANDON '07), founder of video production services company Transcendent Enterprise. During this webinar Chris guided participants through the process of creating a live television program online. Tune in to learn about pre-production, post-production and live streaming from an industry expert with prestigious clients ranging from Sony BMG to Facebook! At Home with is a series of online programs presented by the NYU Alumni Association featuring distinguished alumni on a variety of topics.

At Home with David Sokol (IFA ’66, GSAS ’71)


Frank Lloyd Wright stated that "Unity Temple is my contribution to modern architecture," and it is certainly one of the most frequently illustrated American buildings of the 20th century. David Sokol (IFA ’66, GSAS ’71) led the NYU Alumni Club in Chicago through this dynamic presentation on the Unity Temple, taking us from the destruction of the earlier church by a lightning fire, through its reconstruction, and final restoration. David Sokol, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Art History at University of Illinois at Chicago where he taught courses in American Art, Museology, and Historic Preservation.

At Home with Alexa Loken: How to Start (& Grow) a Business (in COVID)


Do you want to start, or grow, a business? Tune in to hear from Alexa Loken (STEINHARDT ’12), business and career coach, will go over specific action items you should focus on, from business idea creation, creating a business plan, strategy, marketing, operations and structural setup, entrepreneurial goal setting, resources for entrepreneurs, and more. Loken is the founder of Loken Business Coaching and teaches entrepreneurship in the business schools at CU Boulder and St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.

At Home with John Leguizamo: A conversation about 'Critical Thinking'


Moderated by Rebecca Alva (Steinhardt '96), watch this conversation with actor/director John Leguizamo (Tisch Drama) and producers Scott Rosenfelt (Tisch Film & TV) and Carla Berkowitz about their latest film, CRITICAL THINKING. This true story centers around the Miami Jackson High School 1998 chess team which was the first inner-city team to win the U.S. National Chess Championship. Hear about John’s experience directing and starring along with reflections upon the film’s value for the Latinx community.

At Home with Mateo Askaripour (CAS '12): Black Buck Book Talk


In celebration of Engineers Week 2021, Mateo Askaripour (CAS ‘12) and Richard Day (TANDON‘ 15), Chief Engineer & Co-Founder, Aquaneers, Inc went live for our alumni to discuss Askaripour’s new breakout book, Black Buck. Fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street will be thrilled to hear directly from the author about his book, startup culture, the writing process, and reflections on how his time on the Square led him to today.