Undergraduate Degree: Materials Science & Engineering
Hometown: Fairfield, NJ
Editor's Note: This photo was taken in Copenhagen when Justin was representing Carnegie Mellon University at a Climate Change Conference in December 2010.
Where I Live
Neighborhood of Frienship - very residential, smallest Pittsburgh neighborhood. Large, beautiful, old homes turned into apartments. Central to Shadyside, Oakland, Bloomfield, and Lawrenceville. I found housing by driving up and down streets in May looking for "For Rent" signs on lawns. I recommend my landlords (Jay Reifer and Barbara Villa) who own two apartment-homes in Friendship.
Best Place To Eat
Bloomfield has a variety of places to eat but highlights some good Italian food. The best part is that you can walk from one establishment to the next.
Best Off-Campus Activities
Exploring Libery Ave., Penn Ave., Butler St., and Carson St. These streets are walkable and have a lot of character to them.
My Favorite Grocery Store
Giant Eagle Market District is my favorite because it's close and because it offers discounts on gasoline purchases. I use it most often because I can walk there from my house.
Best Way to Exercise
I walk to school for exercise but I'm also on the university's roller hockey team and I play intramural sports with CMU. The roller hockey is local in Pittsburgh and the intramurals are on campus.
- The Strip District
- Carnegie Science Center
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Carnegie Museum of Art
- The Andy Warhol Museum
The Strip District has a lot to see and really embodies some important cultural aspects of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Science Center and the Museum of Natural History are great places to bring children and visit many times to learn and be entertained.