Nika Sabasteanski '17, a Barnard transfer student, previously studied abroad at St. Ann’s College, Oxford University. She volunteered with Oxford Aid to the Balkans, a student-run non-profit organization that supports underprivileged children across the Balkans. For two summers, Nika worked with Syrian refugees in Bulgaria. Her collection of poetry, Bearing Witness, is based primarily on this experience.
This video details Nika’s journey of humanitarianism and self-discovery from Oxford to Eastern Europe to Barnard. For more student profile videos, visit the Student Speak archive.