Fordham University Student Panel
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About this livestream
Ask current Fordham students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!
Meet the panelists: Sadie, Grace, Jaisa, and April
Grace is a junior from San Francisco, CA pursing a BA in Communication & Culture with a concentration in Public Relations. Grace is President of 6062 Collective on campus and a Public Relations Intern at Macias PR. Outside of school she enjoys exploring NYC with her friends (pre-pandemic), baking, and photography.
Jaisa is a junior from Colchester, Connecticut pursuing a BA in International Studies. Jaisa is the vice president of UNICEF at Fordham Lincoln Center. Her interests include traveling, learning new languages, reading and photography.
April is a junior from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is pursuing B.A.s in International Political Economy and Sociology with minors in Spanish and Peace & Justice studies. April is President of Pre-Law Society, Communications Director of Humanitarian Student Union, a staff writer for the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review, and an assistant for the Urban Plunge pre-orientation program. Outside of school, she works for a corporate immigration law firm, volunteers with a pro se immigration law clinic, and enjoys reading, playing cards, and plant-based cooking.
Undergrad College: Harvard University '17
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.
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