Risa Harms

Risa Harms returns to NYU Undergraduate Admissions after working locally as a college counselor for several years. She recruits prospective students throughout the five boroughs and in her home state of New Jersey. A second-generation Thai-American, Risa relishes the opportunity to demystify the admissions process and extol the virtues of college fit. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city with her family, playing the baritone ukulele, and performing improvisational comedy.
A small snowman on top of a water fountain.
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Whether NYU students are seeking food, fun, or fresh air, New York City offers unique experiences that will add wonder to their winter.

Winning the Early Decision Waiting Game

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Getting the Most Out of Your Teacher Recommendation

Think you have no control over your teacher recommendation? Think again. Here’s how we suggest you approach this application requirement.