Humans of Brooklyn College



Capturing stories of the humans of Brooklyn College | Kristen & Kevin Leung | Inspired by Humans of New York
"What are your majors?" "Mathematics and Secondary Education." (right)"My major’s Sociology." (left) "Why did you choose these majors?""I kind of want to teach football or coach football so that’s why I chose this." (right)"Yeah and I’m trying to get into the law field so I’m using Sociology to branch out before I go on and take my LSAT’s and stuff." (left)"What do you find unique about yourself?""I’m really good at chess. I was at Nationals and all that." (left) "My ambition." (right)

"What are your majors?" 
"Mathematics and Secondary Education." (right)
"My major’s Sociology." (left) 
"Why did you choose these majors?"
"I kind of want to teach football or coach football so that’s why I chose this." (right)
"Yeah and I’m trying to get into the law field so I’m using Sociology to branch out before I go on and take my LSAT’s and stuff." (left)
"What do you find unique about yourself?"
"I’m really good at chess. I was at Nationals and all that." (left) 
"My ambition." (right)

"How long have you been playing the guitar?""Um, I taught myself since I was about like 14.""Is playing the guitar or music something you’d want to possibly pursue in the future?""Nope. I won’t do it for anything else but to have fun. I was in a commercial band before and it was great and everything. I miss it, but, you know, it’s more satisfying to play for yourself and for fun. No pressure." "That’s cool. If you could give advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Positivity is everything.""How has that motto impacted your life?" "Well, I don’t get hung up on silly little problems that I have no control over. Like for instance, today my boyfriend’s car just broke down. I didn’t end up going to class ‘cause I wanted to stay with him. He’s very upset, like he’s in debt from the car and everything and I just told him, you know, just stay positive. You’ll get through it."

"How long have you been playing the guitar?"
"Um, I taught myself since I was about like 14."
"Is playing the guitar or music something you’d want to possibly pursue in the future?"
"Nope. I won’t do it for anything else but to have fun. I was in a commercial band before and it was great and everything. I miss it, but, you know, it’s more satisfying to play for yourself and for fun. No pressure." 
"That’s cool. If you could give advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Positivity is everything."
"How has that motto impacted your life?" 
"Well, I don’t get hung up on silly little problems that I have no control over. Like for instance, today my boyfriend’s car just broke down. I didn’t end up going to class ‘cause I wanted to stay with him. He’s very upset, like he’s in debt from the car and everything and I just told him, you know, just stay positive. You’ll get through it."

"What are some of your dreams and aspirations?" "I want to have a position in economy." "What are you studying?""I’m doing my masters here in Business Economics and Business and Finance.""Why did you choose to do that?""If you have the economy, you have the world."

"What are some of your dreams and aspirations?" 
"I want to have a position in economy." 
"What are you studying?"
"I’m doing my masters here in Business Economics and Business and Finance."
"Why did you choose to do that?"
"If you have the economy, you have the world."

"If you could give advice to a large group of people, what advice would you give?""There’s a quote that I really like right now and I feel like it’s very relevant to my life so I would probably say this, just at this point: ‘It will all be alright in the end, and if it’s not alright, it’s not the end.’ I feel like it applies to a lot of things.”"When has this helped you or impacted you in your life?" "Pretty much all the time. I think like a lot with school actually because I get really overwhelmed and stressed a lot and I’ve been in school for like a ridiculous amount of time, well not really, but I transferred so there were a lot of times where I was like, when is this gonna be over? But I think that everything has to run its course and it happens for a reason so I think it’s good to always keep that in mind."

"If you could give advice to a large group of people, what advice would you give?"
"There’s a quote that I really like right now and I feel like it’s very relevant to my life so I would probably say this, just at this point: ‘It will all be alright in the end, and if it’s not alright, it’s not the end.’ I feel like it applies to a lot of things.”
"When has this helped you or impacted you in your life?" 
"Pretty much all the time. I think like a lot with school actually because I get really overwhelmed and stressed a lot and I’ve been in school for like a ridiculous amount of time, well not really, but I transferred so there were a lot of times where I was like, when is this gonna be over? But I think that everything has to run its course and it happens for a reason so I think it’s good to always keep that in mind."

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"I’m applying to graduate school right now. I work at the Learning Center. Philosophy tutor. Philosophy and uh, logic.""Why are you interested in philosophy?" "It’s very long, but okay, I’ll try. I have always been interested in science and theology and that’s kind of the middle place, philosophy. The reasoning to questions that there might not be any answers to. I find that interesting."

"I’m applying to graduate school right now. I work at the Learning Center. Philosophy tutor. Philosophy and uh, logic."
"Why are you interested in philosophy?" 
"It’s very long, but okay, I’ll try. I have always been interested in science and theology and that’s kind of the middle place, philosophy. The reasoning to questions that there might not be any answers to. I find that interesting."

"What are you going to Brooklyn College for?""Film Production.""Interesting. Do you like art?""Yeah, I’m going to be a production designer and an art director for film and television, um, so I’ve majored in film production but I’m minoring in studio art, uh, so it’s kind of to incorporate all the different elements.""That’s awesome. How long have you been doing artwork?""Ah gosh, since I mean, I was a little kid, probably. Started drawing around eight or nine years old. Started on, you know, Dragon Ball Z, stuff like that, different anime, and got into that and, uh, just always appreciated art so it’s nice to find some, like a practical use for it.""That’s great. What do you like to draw?""Mostly, I like to draw, uh, like interior spaces, like you know, just different rooms, um, so that’s kind of what I want to do in terms of like set design and art direction, uh, so yeah, I really like going to unique spaces and just kind of like drawing them or taking different rooms or ideas from various samples and then kind of like making a new room or a new space out of it."

"What are you going to Brooklyn College for?"
"Film Production."
"Interesting. Do you like art?"
"Yeah, I’m going to be a production designer and an art director for film and television, um, so I’ve majored in film production but I’m minoring in studio art, uh, so it’s kind of to incorporate all the different elements."
"That’s awesome. How long have you been doing artwork?"
"Ah gosh, since I mean, I was a little kid, probably. Started drawing around eight or nine years old. Started on, you know, Dragon Ball Z, stuff like that, different anime, and got into that and, uh, just always appreciated art so it’s nice to find some, like a practical use for it."
"That’s great. What do you like to draw?"
"Mostly, I like to draw, uh, like interior spaces, like you know, just different rooms, um, so that’s kind of what I want to do in terms of like set design and art direction, uh, so yeah, I really like going to unique spaces and just kind of like drawing them or taking different rooms or ideas from various samples and then kind of like making a new room or a new space out of it."

"What do you do during your free time?""Um, you know, hang out with friends. I used to go to art school, so now that’s kind of like washed to the wayside, you know, so art’s kind of a side thing now." "I love your hair, by the way. What inspired your hairstyle?""Thank you. Um, honestly, like, K-Pop. I used to have like a bowl cut that was just like that all around, and I used to really get like a lot of androgynous comments and people were like, ‘Are you a guy or a girl?’ I mean like, I don’t really care, honestly, like I used to look really in-the-middle but now I’m trying to, you know, feminize my look a little bit, just to, you know, not get ‘sir’ when I order food. But yeah, I mean, platinum blonde is the new trend, right?"

"What do you do during your free time?"
"Um, you know, hang out with friends. I used to go to art school, so now that’s kind of like washed to the wayside, you know, so art’s kind of a side thing now." 
"I love your hair, by the way. What inspired your hairstyle?"
"Thank you. Um, honestly, like, K-Pop. I used to have like a bowl cut that was just like that all around, and I used to really get like a lot of androgynous comments and people were like, ‘Are you a guy or a girl?’ I mean like, I don’t really care, honestly, like I used to look really in-the-middle but now I’m trying to, you know, feminize my look a little bit, just to, you know, not get ‘sir’ when I order food. But yeah, I mean, platinum blonde is the new trend, right?"

"What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?""Uh, that would have to be when I was in the middle of the play and um, we were up to this part where we were supposed to raise our arms back and so in the middle of the play I went a little too hard and just hit my friend who was standing in the back of me in the face and I felt so bad.""What is one thing you want others to know about you?""Well I guess that I’m very passionate about um, the rights of people with disabilities." "That’s great to hear. What’s one thing that makes you happy?""I like it when people smile. It always makes me happy."

"What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?"
"Uh, that would have to be when I was in the middle of the play and um, we were up to this part where we were supposed to raise our arms back and so in the middle of the play I went a little too hard and just hit my friend who was standing in the back of me in the face and I felt so bad."
"What is one thing you want others to know about you?"
"Well I guess that I’m very passionate about um, the rights of people with disabilities." 
"That’s great to hear. What’s one thing that makes you happy?"
"I like it when people smile. It always makes me happy."

"I like to put a smile on people’s face, and like, just make them happy and I just like to be around a happy environment, you know, and just pursue peace and happiness." 

"I like to put a smile on people’s face, and like, just make them happy and I just like to be around a happy environment, you know, and just pursue peace and happiness."