Pierre Marc Paras | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Pierre Marc Paras

Meet Pierre Marc Paras, a Los Angeles native and a Mechanical Engineering junior at the School of Engineering. Pierre is highly involved in clubs and activities, and has most likely been in every building on campus by the end of each day. He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, an orientation leader, a peer counselor and a student ambassador.

When the weather is nice, Pierre spends most of his time on his long board. You can find him skating over to Rogers Hall for class and lab in the morning, to work-study at admissions and to the cafeteria for lunch with friends. In his free time, Pierre likes to write and perform spoken word poetry, as well as make frequent visits to Manhattan. “I love picking a random spot in the City and exploring,” says Pierre. “I make it a point to try something new every chance I get.”

I love picking a random spot in the City and exploring

After a long day of clubs, work and classes, Pierre likes to play basketball in the gym before he heads over to his fraternity house to hang out with his brothers.

What will your the School of Engineering day be like?

Year: Junior

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Major: Mechanical Engineering

8:30am As soon as I come out of my residence hall, I like to get a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

9:00am My first class is a Civil Engineering lab in Rogers Hall.

10:15am I only have a few minutes between classes, so when it’s nice outside, I like to use my long board to get around campus.

10:30am A I have a few lecture classes before lunch.

12:00pm It's time to grab some food. My friends and I like to try different places around campus.

1:00pm I try and play a little basketball in the gym every day.

2:30pm After basketball, I'll get changed and head to the library to do some homework.

3:30pm I usually finish my homework just in time to skate over to admissions for my work-study job.

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