Danielle “Dani” Sansone
Sales Associate at The Bookstore @ New Paltz, third-year early childhood education student with a concentration in Spanish
Annie Yu: What made you decide to come to New Paltz?
Danielle Sansone: When I came here during Open House, I was really interested in the campus. It was a really pretty campus and people were really nice. It’s also one of the top SUNY schools for education.
AY: What do you think of New Paltz so far and what’s your favorite thing about this school?
DS: I like it a lot. My favorite part is that it’s very different from where I grew up, Northport, N.Y. New Paltz is really small compared to my town. It’s quaint and it has a lot of character. I love the main strip.
AY: What’s your favorite thing about working at the bookstore?
DS: The people that I work with. The entire staff is amazing. We’re like a family. We have dinners together and hang out after work. The managers are people I can talk to, kind of like parents away from home. I love meeting new people.
AY: What do you do when you’re not working?
DS: I hang out with my friends, go to town and occasionally go to the mall. And I love movies, so I watch them a lot. My favorite movie is “Clue,” based off the game, because it’s hilarious. I really want to watch “The Tree of Life” and I guess I’m a little excited for “Harry Potter.” And the new Bradley Cooper movie. I also observe at a special pre-school for autistic children and hearing and speech impaired kids.
AY: What is your biggest fear?
DS: Being buried alive. I thought about it when my dad was watching “Kill Bill.” She was buried alive and she had to dig her way out, which she did, but I don’t think I’d be able to do that.
AY: What are your plans after New Paltz?
DS: Grad school in the city for speech pathology. My ultimate goal is to open a nursery or pre-school for special needs kids and Spanish families since I speak Spanish.