NY Area Spartan of the Week: Helen Rosenthal

Posted by Larry Alterman | August 25, 2012

MSU Spartan Alumni of the Week: Helen Rosenthal 

A few Spartan questions for Helen Rosenthal:

Q: What was your major at MSU and what year did you graduate?
A: I graduated from James Madison College in 1982 with a Bachelor’s in Political Theory and Socio-Economic Policy.

Q: What are you doing now for work?
A: I am a candidate for New York City Council from the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The Primary will be in the Summer of 2013 and I’m always looking for support (volunteers, interns, donors). You can learn more about my campaign at www.HelenRosenthal.com

Q: Where do you live?
A: Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Q: Favorite NYC restaurant?
A: Cafe 82 (it’s where we have all our power meetings)

Q: What is best part of living in the NY area?
A: The people.

Q: What is best part of being a Spartan in New York?
A: Saying, “Go Green” if I see someone wearing a Spartan or UM tee shirt.

Q: If you could invite 3 people from any time who were associated with Michigan State to dinner who would they be?
A: Steve Esquith (he taught political philosophy at James Madison College and could give me some pointers about governing).

MSU alum and billionaire philanthropists Tom Gores or Eli Broad (in hopes that they would donate to my campaign and know others who might do so as well).

Magic Johnson (so he could should me how to shoot a three-pointer in case I find myself in a one-on-one with President Obama).