Jaden Tactaquin

Jaden is a senior at NYU studying Public Policy with a minor in Economics. During his time at NYU he has been involved in multiple on-campus roles such as breaking news editor for NYU Local and Head of Marketing for the NYU Economics Society. After graduation he wishes to pursue a career in in policy or finance. In his free time, Jaden loves to hike, explore new food spots around the city, and catch the latest A24 movie
Multicolored bao buns from Bao Tea House set on a brown table.
An Updated List of the Best Quick Food Spots Around NYU

From birria tacos and Lebanese flatbreads to bao buns and Korean fried chicken, there is a quick food spot for everyone near campus!

Students touring NYU near Washington Square Park.
How I Found Community at NYU—And How You Can Too

Finding community in college can be intimidating. Here’s how I found my community and created the friendships at NYU that I have to this day!

First-generation students standing and kneeling together in front of a yellow house and trees.
A Letter to Incoming NYU First-Generation Students

Are you the first in the family to attend college? It may seem terrifying, but believe me, you’re going to get through it! Signed, a First Gen Student at NYU

NYU students performing onstage.
Great Ways to Soak Up the NYU Experience

Whether it’s discounted student shows or events with your residence hall, there’s always a way to experience the thrill of New York City through NYU!

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All About the Public Policy Major at NYU

The Public Policy major entails more than the study of politics. From drafting legislation in Washington, DC, to helping legal firms, the major opens many doors.

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My Journalism Journey at NYU

Studying journalism at NYU taught me all about writing strong, compelling stories and helped me find my voice as a storyteller in New York City.