Born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, her dream was to come to New York to dance and study the arts. Pace was her dream school and she is now living her dream as a second year student in the university’s Lubin School of Business Arts and Entertainment Management. She studies dance, art and entertainment management.
The face of Pace, as any of the 100,000+ people crossing the Brooklyn Bridge every day can clearly see, belongs to Taliah Stanley. Enlarged about 20 times, Taliah’s visage-suggesting optimism, confidence, curiosity, well-being-adorns an enormous piece of marketing material attached to the north-facing wall of Pace University.
Taliah thinks this is just about the coolest thing that’s happened to her since moving to New York.
Taliah lives in one of Pace’s high-rise dorms overlooking the historic district. She says, ” Living in FiDi has been absolutely amazing. It’s so cool to have places like the 1 WTC, South Street Seaport, and Brookfield Place in my backyard. It feels so much like home now; I can tell you where to get pizza-Rosella’s, obviously, or the new Joe’s Pizza on the corner of Fulton- or ice cream-Van Leewuen is great and its vegan!-or where to simply lounge and hang out.”
Through her first two years at Pace, Taliah immersed herself in the community. She served as an orientation leader in the summer, was recently hired as an RA (resident adviser) and currently works in the Office of Housing and Residential Life.
When asked how she came to be the poster girl for Pace, she replied, “This past year I started doing marketing material for Pace-photoshoots and Instagram takeovers-and it just kind escalated!”