Meet Erika Solyom

Name: Erika Solyom

Title: Senior Program Manager, Romani Studies Program (RSP)

Number of years at CEU: 4 months

Home city/town & country: Szombathely, Hungary

What's your favorite Hungarian food?


Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

Puppet designer Ilona Nemeth from Studio-K. Haute couture fashion designer Aniko Nemeth from Manier. Artist Frida Kahlo.

What's your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?

Wolof. Local language from Senegal. I have a conversational knowledge.

What's your favorite quote or idiom?

The best is yet to come.

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

Staying in bed doing nothing, only bathing in the light coming through the tiny holes of the shutters.

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

Definitely the baths. Actually, we got married in Gellert Bath.

What's your guilty pleasure?

Watching Kiralık Ask, a famous Turkish TV series. Over and over again.

What is your favorite or most visited website or blog?

My NYU email website.  TED talk sites. Blogs? Nargourmet by Agnes Toth and the blog of E. Ethelbert Miller.

Name one adventure you'd like to have:

Swimming with dolphins in their natural environment.