IMA student featured by NYU Meet!

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

student Amogh Thakkar holding a hat that reads “Webb Space Telescope

Amogh Thakkar

IMA Student, Amogh Thakkar, knew he wanted to be an astronaut-filmmaker for years. At NYU, he has the freedom to pursue it.

Amogh Thakkar knows exactly what he wants to do next. He’s already interned with NASA, apprenticed with National Geographic, and founded a filmmaking company. Oh, and he’s a practicing magician. This summer Amogh is focusing on the astronaut part of his career goals as an astrophysics communicator intern with NASA. Recently, he had the “incredible experience” of helping release the James Webb Space Telescope images.

At NYU, you’ll meet all types of people. They come here from across the country and around the world because NYU offers a supportive and flexible community, with the resources to explore it all. “I’m kind of all over the place, but I know what I want to do. I want to become an astronaut-filmmaker. And NYU has given me that freedom,” affirms Amogh. “I didn’t have a dream college, and I didn’t find a fit until I found Gallatin. The fact that I can pursue these wildly different disciplines—astrophysics and new media—in the first place is a testament to NYU’s power.”

- Written by Staff Writer; Edited by Emma Asumeng

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