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Essence Lotus (Tisch ‘20) and Sejahari Saulter-Villegas (Tisch ‘21), have been selected as 2021 Marshall Scholars. Marshall Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding American scholars to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom in any subject at the academic institution of their choice. Essence and Sejahari are the first students from NYU Tisch School of the Arts to ever receive this award. Sejahari studied at NYU Washington, DC for the Fall 2020 semester. 

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NYU DC Alum Named Yenching Scholar: NYU Shanghai graduate and former NYU DC student James Bromley ’18 won a Yenching Scholarship that will fully fund two years of graduate study at Peking University. He will join 115 scholars from 37 countries and regions in the university’s interdisciplinary China Studies master’s program this fall.

Established in 2014, the Yenching Academy of Peking University seeks to cultivate outstanding students with diverse backgrounds to think about China’s past, present, and future from both Chinese and international perspectives.

From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission.

Designed to prepare young leaders to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world,  Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Voices in Politics

Maegan Vazquez

Maegan Vazquez

Jackson Sayama

Jackson Sayama

Maegan Vazquez is a CNN White House reporter based in Washington, D.C., where she covers the White House. Vazquez was previously a digital reporter for CNN Politics, covering breaking news in Washington. Vazquez grew up in Laredo, Texas, and graduated from New York University, where she majored in journalism and social & cultural analysis. Read more of Vazquez's bio and her work on CNN's website

Jackson Sayama is running for the Hawaiʻi State House for District 20. As a fourth-generation Japanese American born and raised in St. Louis Heights, Jackson is proud to call District 20 and Hawaiʻi his home. Jackson attended Hokulani Elementary, Punahou, and graduated college from NYU Shanghai. After studying in Shanghai, Washington D.C, and Abu Dhabi, Jackson returned home with a global perspective and an unwavering commitment to making Hawaiʻi a better place. Learn more about Jackson's campaign online


Zoom Museum

The Zoom Museum

Iruoma Ekpunobi NYU DC SP '20's final project

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ZOOM Museum is unlike most museums...It is completely free, and open to the public regardless of the public’s location.

He studied away at NYU’s Washington, D.C. campus, where she took a broad range of courses on environmental studies and public policy,  nerded out with other policy junkies, and interned at the North American Environmental Education Association and the United States Green Building Council.