No, that’s not a typo. On the eve of her graduation we have GSSC Student Body President Jennifer Wisdom, who gave us one of the best headlines ever.
Name, Hometown, School: Jennifer Wisdom, Dallas, Texas. GS
Claim to fame? Outside Columbia: CEO of my event planning company that creates custom full-cast murder mystery dinners and brings them to your door. My favorite event thrown in the city so far was a star trek whodunnit for an 70 year old trekkie woman, who spoke few words that evening but could still throw a mean vulcan salute. Inside Columbia: Student Body President for the General Studies Student Council, officer of the Political Science Students Association, Orientation Leader, Junior Marshall. I’m also the one who organizes all those themed scavenger hunts during GS orientations and is the one most likely to be seen busting out some sweet robot dance moves during Gala. Oh yes, and my candidacy gave Bwog the headline, Wisdom Outlasts Bacon.
Where are you going? I am getting married to my best friend of seven years in June, then we are spending some time in Europe. Then it’s back to NYC, where I will develop the Manhattan branch of my company and hopefully apply to SIPA for my MIA next year.
Three things you learned at Columbia:
Back in my day… Orientation was not the pageantry it is today. GS didn’t have nearly as much of the core. Different deans roamed the halls of Lewisohn. Councils kept to themselves for the most part. Oh, and I had to walk uphill – both ways – with my Columbia housing…no joke.
Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: I believe I was put on earth to inspire and love everyone I come into contact with, and that starts with making people smile. Was that a smirk? Mission accomplished.
Write a CU Admirers post to anyone or anything at Columbia: Dear Karishma, Tim, Jung-Hee, Aries, Will, Christopher R, Nikki, Ari, David, Crissy, Joe, Kevin, JNC, Angelica, Mike D, Alexandra, Austin, Hilary, Anna, Iban, Kam, Lee-on, Loren, Edward, Alex, Arakel, John, Hannah, Gardo, Zack, Robbie, Mike C, Amna, Katharine, and Michael G — Thank you for being the most remarkable set of individuals I have ever worked with during my time here. I love you and will miss you all very much.
Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese?
Though both claim merit,
Cheddar and Gouda prevail-
Cheese is too yummy.
One thing to do before graduating: Thoroughly explore ALL of the rooftops, tunnels, and secret spaces of Columbia and Barnard. They are tough to get to at times, but worth the effort and CU street cred you will undoubtedly receive! ;) Also, this will give you a heads up on evacuation techniques should there ever be a zombie apocalypse.
Any regrets? I regret having to work while attending classes full time. As a non-traditional student with bills to pay, this was my only choice. But it also kept me out of some of the clubs I wish I had the time to join. Here’s looking at you, grilled cheese club.