Welcome back to another addition of Stern Singles, for the month of March we are so happy to share with you all our lovely new bachelorette, Connie Meltzer.
“She never takes herself too seriously, and will certainly keep you laughing. Her smile is downright contagious and her dimples are to die for!”
“Dimples to die for” is my new 2020 energy.
“Connie used to be a lifeguard, so dating her is basically dating a real life mermaid. Connie is the perfect combination of gentle and fearless, and life is never boring or lonely with her. “
Seriously, why don’t my friends talk about me like this?
Connie really knows how to take the world by storm. She wants to make an impact on the social sector by leveraging her MBA experiences, and my goodness, has she been busy. At Stern, she is currently co-chair of the Diversity Committee, on the board of the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students, and an active member of Stern Women in Business. Just to name a few. Everything about Connie tells you that she’s here to make a difference in the world, and I couldn’t be more excited to learn more about her experience.
Hello Connie! Thanks so much for speaking with us. Please tell me everything about you. Where to start… Favorite mid-90’s/early 2000s music act?
Usher. But how dare he cheat on Chili?!?
I’m sorry but it was worth it for Confessions. I’m personally a fan of baby Usher. Favorite NYC bar?
I live in Brooklyn so Union Hall but my favorite spot near school is Carroll Place.
I also love libraries filled with wine. A friend of yours described you as “the first person to give you a big hug after a rough day, and a most excellent partner on the dance floor.” What’s your favorite song to dance to?
Right now, Lizzo, Truth Hurts
Amen to that. What’s been your favorite part about the program?
Stern Speaks on Thursday afternoons. I did one in the fall and it was a really meaningful process for me and every week I am so impressed with the community members who get up and share their stories.
and I hear you are quite the cook?
I have a food Instagram where I track my cooking just for fun. Cooking is my only creative outlet and I love eating so it works out. I think it’s easiest to connect with people and enjoy time together over a shared meal.
Cooking for someone is an underrated love language. We should all take some advice from Connie, cook for your loved ones. Also if that wasn’t sweet enough, Connie also enjoys volunteering at urban farms. Farm to table, Connie’s got you covered.
Favorite Professor (so far)?
Dolly Chugh. Hands down.
How do you drink your coffee?
One cup of black coffee in the morning. Or a cold brew.
What do you want to do after graduating?
I’ll be a consultant for nonprofits at FMA.
Learning more about Connie has genuinely made me want to be a better person, and that’s not just because of my failed attempt at dry February. A friend described her as “one of the most genuine and warm-hearted people I know. She is always there to listen, and has a way of helping you distill your thoughts in ways you didn’t know were possible.” She was also described as selfless and caring, and not to mention, maybe a mermaid? All I see is upside.
So if you see Connie around the city give her a shout, I know I personally will be on the lookout for these dimples to die for. Also, if you want to further increase your insatiable hunger from reading this article, check out her cooking insta @morethantunameltz.
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