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Stern Singles Presents: Sarah Rothstein

Welcome back from summer break! The world is still a mess, but I’m here to bring some sunshine to your life and introduce you to September’s most eligible bachelorette, Sarah Rothstein.

Sternie Testimonials:

Her eyes shimmer like tequila sodas on a warm summer evening. If you want to impress her, simply say ‘Davai poydom na uzhen!’”

Wow, multicultural AND delicious. 

“Sarah’s got it all: she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and she somehow is able to make a gourmet meal on nothing but a hot plate.” 

My love language is hot plate mac & cheese.

The world looked a little different when Sarah joined Stern. Spring of 2020, when all we were worried about was geopolitical war and raging forest fires in Australia. Sarah is a first-generation American and a Brooklyn native ~cue music~ and, since her first days at Stern, she has taken the campus by storm.

Tell me about yourself Sarah:

My name is Sarah Rothstein and I’m interested in tech, media, and strategy. Post-MBA, I would like to work in a strategy role at a tech firm or possibly dip my toe in the world of consulting.

What brought you to Stern? 

Stern’s reputation and location are hard to beat. As a part-timer, the scheduling flexibility has been great.

…and if you don’t mind me asking, what’s keeping you here?

The intelligent, funny, and all-around awesome friends that I’ve made.

Aw shucks, these interviews keep me young. Did anything worry you about starting grad school?

Not being able to find my place amongst the multitude of clubs, specializations, events, and other opportunities offered here. What’s the best path for helping me achieve my goals?

Don’t get lost in the sea of it all. Find your people, your causes, and build out from there. Everything always ends up being connected anyway. 

What’s been the best surprise about the Corona Business School experience? 

Even though my class started in Spring 2020, we’ve managed to stay connected and build a sense of community.  

Alright a few rapid fire questions here: Favorite podcast? 

The Daily, Token CEO, U UP?

Favorite book?

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Do you cook?

I enjoy cooking, especially for friends. I usually go for something healthy, but I’ve been known to whip up some Bolognese sauce or lasagna from scratch as well.

Sarah, your New York is showing. How do you spend your days?

Working, studying, and working out. I like to mix it up and do everything from running, to boxing, to pilates – it keeps me on my toes! In the evenings, I typically do dinner or drinks with friends.

Certainly well rounded. How can a boy keep up? Give ‘em some hints here, what’s your favorite date spot? 

There’s a really cute French wine bar on the Upper East Side that I frequent. Perfect for drinks, apps, or dinner depending on how you’re feeling.

This feels like a treasure hunt. Describe your ideal first post-quarantine date?

Rooftop bar at sunset with a pitcher of spicy margaritas.

Woman after my own heart. What are you looking for in a partner? 

Someone who’s on the same page as me about short- and long-term life goals and priorities. They should be ambitious, but life is too short to be responsible 100% of the time.

Is there anything you would like to tell your potential suitors?

Hit me up if you like sushi and dancing to 90’s hip-hop!

Wow, I don’t know if this interview can end better than that. New York’s very own, Sarah Rothstein, everyone. If you’re lucky, you may even see this sauce queen on campus soon. 

If you would like to nominate a classmate for future features of the Stern Spotlight, please email the Oppy staff at oppy@stern.nyu.edu.

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