Stefanie Weisman was born and raised in Queens, New York, across the river from Manhattan. She was valedictorian of Stuyvesant High School and graduated from Columbia University with the highest GPA in her class. She has a B.A. in History, a B.S. in Computer Science, and an M.A. in Art History. Stefanie has received numerous awards including Best Performance in Columbia’s Core Curriculum, Best Senior Thesis in History on a non-U.S. Topic, Phi Beta Kappa, and Summa Cum Laude. She was a Craig Hugh Smyth fellow at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, where she specialized in ancient Greek and Roman art. Stefanie is the author of The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College, coming out in May of this year. She loves to travel, read ink-and-paper books, visit museums, memorize Shakespeare, listen to classical and classic rock, and find the best food in New York City.
Thanks for checking out my website. It’s still very much a work in progress, but I’ll be writing about education, travel, art & culture, NYC, and anything else that catches my eye! Click here to read about my book, The Secrets of Top Students.
Taming the Tiger of Achievement (New York Times SchoolBook blog)
Six Surprising Myths About Succeeding in School (CollegeXPress)
Five ways to avoid the pitfalls of technology in college (USA Today)
Get Smart! (Girl’s Life magazine – not available online)
Top 10 Techniques to Help You Survive Finals (College Countdown)
The Top Seven New Year’s Resolutions for Students (College Countdown)
How to Write a Research Paper in College by Mastering the Five Rs (StudentAdvisor.com)
The LD Advantage (The Rise Scholarship Foundation. LD stands for learning disability or difficulty.)
Mentions in the press:
Study Smarts: Valedictorian’s secrets to college success, by Erika Prafder (New York Post, May 1, 2013)
Sticking with STEM: Valedictorian Reveals Tips for Students, by Beth Goodbaum (ThomasNet/ IMT Career Journal)
Stefanie Weisman ’03CC, ’11GS Publishes First Book (Columbia School of General Studies News)
Goodbye, ‘bamboo ceiling’ – Corporate barriers spur Asian-Americans to start fast-growing enterprises, by Emily Laermer (Crain’s New York Business) Note: You need a Crain’s log-in for this.
Mention in Phi Beta Kappa website
Future of Gifted and Talented Programs Discussed at P.S. 122, by Thomas Cogan. From the Western Queens Gazette, March 13, 2013.