Category: Introductions
| May 16, 2010 | 8:43 am | Introductions | Comments closed

Hello, I am Ryan Baxter. I am a sophomore in             
the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College and
I expect to graduate in 2012. I am heavily
considering declaring an Urban Studies major, as I
thoroughly enjoy learning about cities and their
I have lived in New York City my entire life and
believe it is the greatest place on Earth. I have
attended Hunter for the last sixteen years;
beginning my formal schooling in Hunter College
Elementary School’s former nursery school. I
graduated from Hunter College High School in 2008.
I took Urban Studies 101 with Professor Larson.
I have also taken an honor seminar, with Professor
Marcotullio. In addition to your class, I am taking
Urban Studies 403.09: Changing The Face of the City
with Professor Larson and Urban Studies 102 with
Professor Moses.
I am still seeking my ideal vocation, however I
would like to build things, either on the engineering
or architectural level.

Patricia’s Introduction
| February 17, 2010 | 8:58 pm | Blog, Introductions, Uncategorized | Comments closed

Patricia Paredes (in the Southern hemisphere)

Hi, my name is Patricia Paredes and I am an English LLC major. I am mulling over several different career options such as advertising and editing but I definitely look forward to internships before deciding anything definitive. I love to travel! I just recently came back from Ecuador (but not the Galapagos like Shanna and Noa), actually somewhere in the Sierra (which is the mountainous region). However, I did travel to the Oriente (jungle region) and Costa (shoreline). Now, I just need to travel to the last region, which judging from Shanna’s posts, was amazing. I enjoy reading, and am developing my interests on the side–ie I was watching the Superbowl commercials and pinpointing some advertising strategies that they used. Sometimes, when I have free time, I like to create normal and bizarre commercials and short stories. Plus, I am soon going to buy an Instant Immersion in French software to prepare for my study abroad in France (hope I get in, first!). I’m hoping to incorporate foreign languages into the career I end up choosing-perhaps international advertising. We’ll see.

| February 16, 2010 | 8:28 pm | Introductions | Comments closed

My boyfriend and I

Hey there! My name is Kate Lynn Sioson. I am a biochemistry major, and I am on the pre-med track. I am one of the few Macaulay “non-dorming” students at Hunter. I can’t fail to mention that I have two beautiful cats, whose names are Callixto and Precious. My favorite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray. In this book, the cynical Sir Henry Wotton is my favorite character. In addition, I enjoy watching the Discovery Channel and National Geographic shows. I want to be a world traveler someday, and visit some of the exotic places and cultures I see in these shows.

Noa Krawczyk
| February 16, 2010 | 12:18 pm | Blog, Introductions, Uncategorized | Comments closed

Hi! I’m Noa Krawczyk, I am a biology major and a history minor. My parents are Argentinean but I spent most of my life moving between Israel and New York. I study a lot but I mostly enjoy dancing and spending time with my friends. Though I love biology and would like to pursue a career in it, I am also very interested in anthropology, history, and other social sciences. I really love traveling and would like to visit as many places as I can. I especially love cities, and am a BIG fan of New York City which is why I really love Hunter College. Having gone through high school in a very small suburb, I truly believe that cities are the greatest places to see modernization, social action, diversity, and tolerance between people, and am definitely looking forward to exploring this class about the nature and structure of NYC!

Mariya Dvoretskaya
| February 16, 2010 | 12:24 am | Introductions | Comments closed

Hi Everybody!!

I’m Mariya, currently a Psychology major with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience. I’m excited to explore this field that chooses to explain psychology from a biological perspective, very different from Freud’s theories! I’m currently attempting to incorporate myself into a lab or an internship pertaining to my major, meanwhile I’m working in retail to keep myself busy. My other academic passion is Italian which I might double major in. This summer I’m going to Russia and next summer I hope to go to Italy and finally experience real, native, homemade Italian culture. I’ve always wondered what urban planning encompasses so this class will finally fill me in with the secrets and provide some new stimulation from a topic I know nothing about.

| February 15, 2010 | 8:07 pm | Introductions | Comments closed

Hello. My name is Ignacio Contreras. I am majoring in History although I am pre-med and aspiring to be a doctor someday. I was born in Brooklyn, though i was raised in Elmhurst, Queens. I have a passion for reading wikipedia articles, watching the History Channel, NatGeo, and Sportscenter. I also love playing and watching soccer and baseball. I enjoy reading about cities, people, countries (all on wikipedia of course) and relish in the idea that New York is able to bring all of that into one city.

I also love napoleons

Vincent Xue
| February 15, 2010 | 6:54 pm | Introductions | Comments closed

Hi Everyone, My name is Vincent Xue and I am a computer science major with a concentration in bioinformatics. My favorite thing to do on my spare time is to update myself on technology and program. I am currently volunteering in an evolutionary bioinformatics lab at Hunter, but outside of school I am writing an application for the android market. I am also on the school’s fencing team. In the future I plan to pursue research in computational biology through graduate school.

| February 14, 2010 | 7:02 pm | Introductions | Comments closed


Danilo Rojas
| February 13, 2010 | 3:02 pm | Introductions | Comments closed

My name is Danilo Rojas. I grew up in Brooklyn, where I attended Brooklyn Technical High School, and I am now a second year student in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. I am majoring in biochemistry and history and intend to go to medical school after my undergraduate studies. My interest in history stems from a desire to learn more about racial relations and discover what events made the world what it is today, and I enjoy biology and chemistry because of their applications to create change. The primary thing I hope to take away from my undergraduate studies is to learn how to effectively present science  to make it accessible to everyone and show the big picture when it comes to scientific research, a skill that would help me communicate with anyone about anything. My ultimate career goal is to be a rehabilitation physician with a focus in sports medicine. Currently, I am working in a research lab at Hunter College in the Chemistry Department where we do work on the chemistry of natural substances, which involves developing effective methods to isolate such substances and discovering their role in biological systems. In the last two years, I’ve also worked as a summer camp counselor for the YMCA and as a volunteer at Mt. Sinai hospital. Outside of school, I enjoy basketball, weightlifting, sports in general, playing video games for hours, reading about gender and racial relations, and arguing about stuff on messageboards.

Joshua Petimar
| February 10, 2010 | 11:27 pm | Introductions | Comments closed

Hey all. My name is Joshua and I’m a Biology major. I’m mostly interested in ecology, environmental studies, and zoology, but I also love art, history, and politics. I currently research in a Hunter anthropology lab where I get to learn lots about monkeys and their nutrition. I’m not really sure what I want to do in the future, but I know that I want it to include lots of travel. I was thrilled to take a study abroad trip this past summer to South Africa, and I hope to take advantage of more of these opportunities soon.