Claim to Fame: Winning the Diet Coke contest and having my face on the billboard at Time’s Square (and getting some cool swag). But really, being involved in so many organizations (see: SGA, Green Umbrella, Model UN, CCM, NSOP, etc, etc.) and meeting most of the student population (love it).
Where are you going? The dreaded question. Even as a senior, I’ve learned not to ask that. You WILL get death glares. But, in all seriousness, law school! I’m heading down to Washington and Lee Law in August, where I’ll hopefully get to work in their Black Lung Clinic, representing miners or their widows for health care benefits. But this summer, I’ll be working at an investment trading company for their in-house legal team…and jetting off to the Pacific to live on a boat with Professor Tolstoy for a couple weeks, researching Bottom Ocean Seismology. So much to do!
Three things you learned at Columbia:
“Back in my day…” We didn’t have the Diana, the SGA office was in a dorm room, the Barnard campus was a maze of construction zones, and Hillary Clinton was in a committed relationship with Barnard.
Justify your existence in 30 words or less: I have amazing friends. Done.
Is the War on Fun over? Who won? Any war stories? I really don’t think it actually existed. This university provided me with the opportunities and memories of my most fun times during these past four years. Thank you Columbia/Barnard for: sending me to the Sierra-Nevada so I could snowshoe up a mountain, sending me to the Pacific Ocean to watch the dolphins and whales, sending me everywhere on your dime. It’s been real. There’s so much that we could be nitpicky about, but all I can say is: I <3 Barnard.
Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? As the former Prez of the Catholic Ministry, I’m going to plead the 5th.
Advice for the class of 2016?
Regrets? Nothing. What’s the point in having regrets? Every decision I made (about classes, what groups to join, where to explore…EVERYTHING) was made for a reason, and I trust my past self to have made the best decision at the time. Every decision I made has led me to where I am right now, and I’m loving it.