2014-2015 RA Bios

First Year Focus

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Katherine

Kat is involved with the Nine Ways of Knowing blog on campus and is a big fan of exploring downtown New York. In her free time, Kat likes dancing around her room to Broadway show tunes and talking at length about fictional TV characters.

Location
Brooks Hall
Constellation
Octans
Hometown
Brazil
Class
2017


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Alice

You will commonly find Alice sitting in the Barnard Library sneakily eating chocolate chip cookies from Hewitt, while struggling to write essays--and her RA bio. Additionally, she is a member of Smart Women Lead and will be a Speaking Fellow. Alice has also discovered the amazingness of yoga, confidence, and awesome/intelligent/caring friends since arriving at Barnard.

Location
Brooks Hall
Constellation
Lyra
Hometown
New Albany, OH
Class
2017


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Max

Max is involved with the Columbia Stressbusters (free backrubs, yay!), and various civic engagement projects. She loves the minions from Despicable Me and crafting/decorating. In her free time, Max enjoys music, eating (especially funfetti frosting), petting every dog she meets on the street, and belting Disney songs.

Location
Brooks Hall
Constellation
Microscopium
Hometown
Hamden, CT
Class
2017


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Tatiana

Tatiana was born in Florida but raised in Nassau, Bahamas until she left the small, familiar, island life for boarding school in Wallingford, Connecticut at the end of my 9th Grade Year. Here at Barnard, she plays for the Columbia Women's Ice Hockey Club and I'm involved in student theatre. I hope to double major in theatre and political science because I'm extremely passionate about both. Running, reading, watching TV and spending time with friends are some of my favorite things to do in my free time!

Location
Brooks Hall
Constellation
Octans
Hometown
Plantation, FL
Class
2017


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Molly

Molly is an avid sports enthusiast, pet lover, and Harry Potter fan. She plans to volunteer with Peace by PEACE and at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital this coming year, and hopes to become a pediatrician. Molly also loves having dance parties with friends in the lounge on the night before exams.

Location
Brooks Hall
Constellation
Pictor
Hometown
Rockville, MD
Class
2017


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Nathaly

Nathaly is part of the ASEP program, which she loves along with chatting, bonding over food, and meeting new people. Coming from a small town, she shares some advise for all first years: do not lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of a college life where the city is your playground. Always make time for yourself!

Location
Brooks Hall
Constellation
Lyra
Hometown
North Fort Myers, FL
Class
2017


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Jenny

Jenny Singer is an aspiring vegan and amateur pop culture scholar. She believes that hygiene is a social construct and that residents should be treated with radical compassion. As an RA she is often known as the "Vomit Expert" but looks forward to developing her bulletin board-making skills this year, as well as her over-use of third person narrative.

Location
Reid Hall
Constellation
Fornax
Hometown
San Francisco, CA
Class
2015


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Anjali

Anjali is an unapologetic fan of (almost) everything on television and firmly believes that no music is bad music. If she's not lounging in her room, she's either at work in the Writing Center, doing research in the lab, or crashing the kitchens of people who are significantly better at cooking than she is. She encourages anyone and everyone to stop by and talk about life, academics or the merits of Netflix.

Location
Reid Hall
Constellation
Lyra
Hometown
Roslyn, NY
Class
2016


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Skylar

Skylar lives by the wise words of Liz Lemon and the fabulous voice of the great Patti LuPone. Her main passion in life is performing (with eating ice cream being a close second). On campus, Skylar has performed in musicals and is excited to be returning as an FYF RA! She is extremely excited to meet all of her residents and get to know them this August!

Location
Reid Hall
Constellation
Lyra
Hometown
Suffern, NY
Class
2016


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Sienna

Sienna believes that life is all about talking to randoms. Her passions include coffee, radio, politics and dance.

Location
Reid Hall
Constellation
Fornax
Hometown
Berkeley, CA
Class
2016


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Maria

Maria has a hard time talking about herself but loves to lend an open ear. She wakes up with crazy curly hair that can only be tamed by some water and packs her closets with the yummiest goodies! She is a member of Intervarsity, a Christian fellowship on campus, where she volunteers to participate in setting up the technical equipment. Who would have thought she'd be handling monster wires in college? But that's the beauty in new experiences!

Location
Reid Hall
Constellation
Microscopium
Hometown
Kew Gardens, NY
Class
2017


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Darcy

Darcy is an aspiring entomologist and is your woman if you ever find a cockroach scurrying around your room. She spends a lot of time thinking about gender and about what aliens look like. Her role model is Jane Goodall. Darcy has been involved with FemSex, the Columbia Orchestra, and Canterbury Club. She is majoring in biology with a focus in behavior and ecology.

Location
Reid Hall
Constellation
Pyxis
Hometown
Lexington, KY
Class
2016


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Rachel

Rachel an English and Biology major who knows how ridiculous that sounds and actually quite enjoys it, thank you very much. She is on a perpetual search for the perfect cup of coffee and (secretly) watches Portlandia when homesick.

Location
Reid Hall
Constellation
Pictor
Hometown
Portland, OR
Class
2016


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Alycia (Will be studying abroad in the Fall)

Alycia is a Junior who is double majoring in Anthropology and South Asian Studies. For the spring semester, she will be studying abroad in New Delhi, India before returning to the fabulous New York City for more adventures. Her advice for FYF students is to BE YOURSELF; rather than coming to college with the intent to re-invent yourself and be You 2.0, take a deep breath, do things you love, and surround yourself with positive energy. The rest will follow.

Location
Sulzberger Hall
Constellation
Pyxis
Hometown
Princeton, NJ
Class
2016


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Kiani (Will be studying abroad in the Spring)

Kiani claims the identity of "artist" and it leaks into every aspect of her life. She contributes writing and photographs to several on-campus publications and has DJ'ed for WBAR. You can find her on campus in the Diana doing art things or on the Low Steps talking about life or writing poems.

Location
Sulzberger Hall
Constellation
Pictor
Hometown
Belleville, NJ
Class
2016


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Melissa

Melissa enjoys watching Game of Thrones and videos of babies doing funny things on YouTube. She spends a lot of time daydreaming and thinking about her next meal. She loves going on brisk walks through Times Square and visiting overpriced boutiques on the Upper West Side. On her free time, she likes to try new homemade facials and deep-conditioning her hair.

Location
Sulzberger Hall
Constellation
Pyxis
Hometown
Millbury, MA
Class
2017


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Aharisi

Aharisi Bonner is an excited rising sophomore who enjoys watching Daytime Soap Operas, singing karaoke, and calling home. She is a native New Yorker and proud Brooklynite. When she's not studying, working as a STEP tutor or a weight room supervisor at Barnard's weight room, she is watching Netflix and taking shopping trips to Rite Aid with friends.

Location
Sulzberger Hall
Constellation
Lyra
Hometown
Brooklyn, NY
Class
2017


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Olivia

Olivia is a Senior at Barnard and a third time FYF RA. She is a psychology major and English minor which is probably why she's always diagnosing the fictional characters she's reading about. Olivia studied abroad in London this spring and interned with Google in California this summer and is thrilled to be back home at Barnard. Olivia is ready to meet her fabulous residents and begin her senior year!

Location
Sulzberger Hall
Constellation
Lyra
Hometown
Maplewood, NJ
Class
2015


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Lily

Lily is undeniably a Cat Person, and spends most of her home-time photographing her 25-lb cat, Tubby. As a transfer student to Barnard, she is excited to again vicariously experience FYF as an RA. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine, and loves to geek out on all things scientific. She spends too much time watching television, but attempts to make up for this by begging people to exhaustively discuss their favorite episodes.

Location
Sulzberger Hall
Constellation
Pictor
Hometown
El Cerrito, CA
Class
2015


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Mark

Mark sings in Barnard Bacchantae, and is treasurer of Q, Barnard's LGBTQ club. He also loves to hike, compose music, and sound design for theater productions. Otherwise, he generally spends most of his time in the Columbia music department, the Diana, or his bed.

Location
Sulzberger Hall
Constellation
Microscopium
Hometown
Yarmouth, ME
Class
2016