Erica Swallow NYU in China

The First-Generation Struggle: A Letter From My 22-Year-Old Self

In 2008, I wrote a (now re-discovered) letter about my college financial aid experience. It reminds me we have a long way to go for education equity, but I am hopeful.

Shecky’s Beauty Night Out in NYC

Above: Maria Kucinski, Erica Swallow, Jamall Oluokun and Kriti Bhandari I recently attended my first Shecky’s Beauty Night Out with three lovely friends (pictured above). Shecky’s is most known for their Girls Night Out, an event that pulls together the best of fashion, cocktails, food and fun! They also have Holiday Night Out and Getaways!…

Make a Dent in the World Water Crisis!

Dear Friends, I’m trying to help put a dent in the world water crisis and I need your help. I’ve created three projects via charity:water, each with a goal of raising $5,000, enough funds to build a water well in a community in need of clean water. I’m asking that all of my friends and…

NYU RAN Alumni Mixer Tomorrow

Hey NYU friends! Are you going to be at the NYU Recent Alumni Network Alumni Mixer tomorrow? Weikai (my boyfriend) and I will be there. See you there! Click on the invitation above for more details!

No Snow Day at NYU

Today is March 2, 2009. New York City is in the midst of a winter snow storm. Let’s take a look out of my dorm windows. I’m located at NYU Palladium, on East 14th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues. It’s definitely a winter wonderland… NYU, my university of choice, has issued a Winter Storm…