Meet the staffAli Esmailzada

Ali Esmailzada

Nickname:DJ Ali

Hometown:Kings Park, NY

Educational background

B.A., Philosophy, University of Delaware

Responsibilities &
recruitment territory

Recruitment Territory: I travel to much of New York state, focusing my time in Long Island, West Chester, Rockland County and the Hudson Valley. (Red Lion Christian Academy and Caravel Academy in Delaware)

How did I get my nickname?

I used to mix a song or two back in the day.

An interesting fact about the University that I discovered recently.

I recently learned that UD established the world’s first solar energy research institute, the Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC). It was established in 1972 and is still doing research today!

The best thing to see or do when visiting campus

At the end of a long day nothing beats an ice cream cone from the UDairy Creamery.

Words of advice for a student who is applying.

Just be yourself, it’s way harder to be anyone else.

The coolest Delaware experience

Five days before the 2012 Presidential Election I got to have dinner at President Harker’s home along with his distinguished guests, Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs. Now that’s getting up close and personal with politics.

Five “Firsts”

First Pet - a rabbit named Shadow

First High School Job - cashier at TJ Maxx

First Car - 1992 covertible Mazda RX-7

First Concert - Dream Theater at Jones Beach on Long Island

First time to Disney World- Junior year of college, and I loved it.

Five favorite songs on my play list

“Hotel California” by The Eagles

“Sitting” by Cat Stevens

“In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins

"Obvious Child” by Paul Simon

"Clique" by Kanye West