About Fresh U

Fresh U is an online publication for freshmen, by freshmen. We’re focused on content meaningful to freshmen, something overlooked by general college websites or school newspapers. This isn’t just an online destination for freshmen — Fresh U gives students the opportunity to become published writers and to be involved in the process of running their own publication their first year of college.


Meet The Team

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Dennis Williams | Senior Editor-in-Chief, Chapter Manager

Dennis is currently a sophomore double majoring in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU. His favorite hobbies include reading, photography, drawing, and playing the piano. Besides his roles as Chapter Manager and Senior Editor-in-Chief for Fresh U NYU, Dennis is also a peer tutor and a swim instructor. Chances are you'll see Dennis anywhere that there's food, especially at McDonald's and Insomnia Cookies.

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Anoushka Bhat | Co-Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Director

Anoushka Bhat is an ambitious sophomore at New York University, majoring in Economics and Business. She is fluent in sarcasm and loves travel, books, music, art and coffee. She plans to capture her college adventures through her writing and photography. Follow her Instagram @anoushkabhat!

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Rahayma Sheikh | Newsletter Editor

Rahayma Sheikh is a sophomore at NYU on the pre-dental track studying Global Public Health and Computer Science. She is a commuter from Long Island and uses her time on the train to catch up with school work, or watch Netflix. On campus she is part of the Pre-Dental Executive Board, and also writes as a campus contributor for LinkedIn. Rahayma also loves photography and cooking. Her favorite spots to grab a bite around campus are Tortaria, Ramen Takumi, I.CE NY, and (of course) Insomnia Cookies!

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Norria Tián | Junior Editor-in-Chief

Electrical & Computer Engineering double major at Tandon SOE. Fond of food, books (classics & sci-fi), and video games (AoE II: TC, AoE: CS, Wot Blitz, Diablo II). Avid reader in Latin. Currently learning French. Resident masochist and workaholic. Finds the idea of writing about herself in third-person inexplicably satisfying.

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Wonjoon Choi | Newsletter Editor

Wonjoon Choi is a freshman majoring Economics at New York University College of Art and Science. He has lived in many different places including Russia, South Korea, Massachusetts, D.C and etc. In high school, he participated in various campaigns to raise awareness of social and human right issues and volunteered as a tutor to embody his goal of providing quality education to low-income students. Wonjoon finds discussing about history, economics and politics intellectually inspiring. His favorite places to visit are Shake Shack and Panera Bread.

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Celine Dana Chong | Social Media Director

Although Celine is only a freshman at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work with a a major in Social Work, she has a keen interest in being a part of nonprofit organizations in order to provide the social welfare and care to those who are in need of such assistance through fundraisers and volunteering. Her previous experiences in the Relay For Life committee and For All Mankind Board of Directors provided the key foundations in a variety of competencies such as business communication, human resources, and event management.

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