James Um

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NYU Steinhardt

Higher Education and Student Affairs, M.A.


NYU Tandon School of Engineering - Polytechnic Institute

Construction Management, M.S.

Minor: Psychology


NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, B.S.

Minor: Business Technology Management


NYU College of Arts and Science

Minor: Psychology


Bronx High School of Science

Varsity Volleyball 2007, 2008, 2009

My name is James.

I love people and I love helping people.

My goal is to become a very wise man and use my knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and experience to help others.

I hope to combine my knowledge, experience, and education in engineering, management, science, psychology, neuroscience, teaching, learning, and God to bring out the best in all of us and promote perfect physical, mental, and spiritual health in all people.

I am a huge Walt Disney World fan!

I grew up loving Disney movies, visiting Disney World almost every year, and dreaming to become an Imagineer.

Imagineering led me to Polytech.

I grew up playing video games with my first console being the NES.

To this day, I love the Super Mario Brothers franchise with Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 being some of my favorite Mario games.

I also love the Zelda franchise with Breath of the Wild and Ocarina of Time being my favorite Zelda games.

I love watching anime!

Favorite anime is Boku no Hero Academia and Shokugeki no Soma.

Media Support is my first family at Poly. I love my Media Support team very much.

Favorite Quotes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2 NKJV)

And with the truth that God has given us we may experience success and prosperity in all areas of our lives and perfect health and long life (3 John 1:2 NKJV)

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” - Mike Tyson

"I have a plan for when you get punched in the mouth" - James Um