There has been a buzz around campus concerning Brittany Perry and her new dance classes, which she teaches on Mondays at 8pm and on Wednesdays at 8:30pm. These classes are offered in the
Goldstein Fitness Center and include the Jazz-Contemporary and Hip Hop dance styles. Her extensive background in dancing and gymnastics, in which she competed for 10 years, makes her the perfect instructor for those trying to learn a few new moves – regardless of their experience.
Dancing is not Brittany’s only claim to fame at Pace, she is also the former Vice President of Golden Key International Honor Society, President of Tri-Beta Honor Society, and for the past 3 years she has been a Resident Assistant on the Pleasantville campus.
Teaching dance classes is not what brought this 20-year-old to Pace University. It was the beautiful campus atmosphere that reminded her of home that sold her to Pace. Where is home you may ask? Brittany comes from Saugerties, NY, which is also the hometown of comedian Jimmy Fallon from Saturday Night Live.
The dual-major in Biology and Mathematics has achieved many things since her arrival at Pace. Not only has she become a well-respected R.A., but she has been inducted into many honor societies and even created the foundation for the success of the Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society. Brittany feels this is one of her greatest accomplishments because she had to work so hard as the President to turn the newly-created honor society into a respected force.
Brittany’s favorite part about being in the Honors College has been working with the Pleasantville Cottage School. She cites the decorating of the PCS as her absolute favorite event. The other thing she has enjoyed is the challenges Honors has provided for her. With that being said, Brittany suggests that in order to combat busy schedules and heavy workloads, “You need to have a planner, and you need to schedule everything.” Brittany’s planner contains lists of various tasks that need to be completed, including scheduling time to work and even to eat.
Currently, Brittany is working on research concerning breast cancer and studying how the phosphorlation within the cell affects the cell life cycle. This is an attempt to learn what makes the cell kill itself, so she can come up with a treatment that will make a cancer cell kill itself instead. Brittany would like to continue on her path in science after she leaves Pace and attend Medical School at Columbia University. She plans to one day get involved in surgery, possibly vascular in particular.