Student Speak

Meet some of Barnard's exceptional young women and hear about their academics, aspirations, and lives in New York City.

Physics major Florence Doval '15 became involved with The Columbia University Science Fiction Society during her first year at Barnard. As a senior, she was elected club president and concentrated on making the organization as inclusive and welcoming as possible, as well as promoting diversity and acceptance in "nerd culture."

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Classics major Rachel Herzog '15 came to Barnard for the opportunity not only to study ancient theatre, but also to perform it in the original language. Herzog spent the past few years choreographing and translating for the Barnard Columbia Ancient Drama Group. This year, she takes the reins as the director of Euripides' Ion.

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A swimmer whose specialty stroke is the butterfly, Trudi Patrick is a member of the Columbia Lions Women’s Swimming/Diving team. A citizen of both the U.S. and Jamaica, she is also a member of the Jamaican National Swim Team and attended the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland last summer.

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Tech Entrepreneur Jada Hawkins ‘16 is a co-founder of Athena Digital Design, a Barnard-based agency that teaches students how to code (from HTML to Wordpress, and more!) and connects members with paid web design jobs. A computer science major, Jada is determined to help break the glass ceiling for women coders, and encourage the study of this valuable market skill. Passionate about female entrepreneurship, Hawkins is a program coordinator of Entrepreneurs-in-Training Camp at Barnard, as well as an Athena Scholar and a member of the Athena Center’s Student Advisory Board.
 

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Writer and activist Julie Zeilinger '15 is the founder and editor of the feminist blog The FBombNewsweek named her among "150 Women Who Shake the World" and she's one of the "eight most influential bloggers under 21" according to Women's Day Magazine. During her time at Barnard, Zeilinger has published two books, A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word and College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year. She has blogged about her life at a women's college on the website The Frisky. 

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Ariane recently played Liesl in NBC's production of "The Sound of Music Live!" She also plays Eve in Darren Aronofsky's film Noah

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Keyanna works in Barnard College's Arthur Ross Greenhouse. Her goal is to make urban spaces greener. 

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Cinneah is a peer educator at the Barnard-Columbia Rape Crisis Anti-Violence Support Center. She was involved in the FORCE's 2013 Playboy prank

Gabby creates content for teen girls at Rookie Magazine and worked as a DIY blogger at Buzzfeed

Joanne's desire to paint grew out of her passion for cartooning. Her newest project involves illustrating a children's book. 

Lulu is the founder of the Barnard/Columbia Design for America Studio, a network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design for local and social impact.   

Emily-Anne is the founder and director of the nonprofit program We Stop Hate, dedicated to raising self-esteem in teens through social media.