The co-founder and incoming executive director of Sister District — who left behind a law career to help launch the voter-engagement nonprofit — describes the values of sisterhood that led her to success.
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The recent inductee into the American Political Science Association’s Minority Fellows Program is determined to use the skills she acquired at Barnard to improve public policy and everyday lives.
The writer — whose debut novel, Burnt Sugar, is shortlisted for the Booker Prize — discusses her incredible journey into the literary industry and writing her first book.
Actor, writer, and filmmaker Shannon Harris ’01 reflects on her growth as an artist and leader following the release of her first short film, THREE birds.
For International Day of Climate Action (October 24), a paleoclimatologist discusses climate change, teaching in a pandemic, and studying STEM at Barnard.
The president of the Desai Foundation explains how Barnard nurtured her dedication to community health for women and girls in India and the United States.
Adjunct professor Nina Sharma ’05 writes about the power of play during a time of personal and global transition.
The new CEO of the American Journalism Project shares her plans to revitalize the local news industry and how Barnard gave her the tools to make it happen.
Marshaling the power of volunteers, Sara Lederman ’12 helps health care workers cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
In an Earth Day “Way Back Wednesday,” art and data are united as activism with the Tempestry Project, which tracks climate change through knitting.
The culinary and art enthusiast expands cultural boundaries by celebrating cuisine from the Asian diaspora.
The National Book Award finalist unpacks her creative and physical journey to remote Kamchatka, Russia, a 24-hour plane ride away from the writer's home and the setting of Disappearing Earth.
Twenty years after Interpreter of Maladies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses the journey to publishing her latest book — in Italian.
Edwidge Danticat ’90 shares how Barnard helped her find her voice as a writer to become the youngest-ever National Book Award nominee.
Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the Athena Film Festival, Ashley Bush reflects on being a student coordinator for the first-ever Festival in 2011 and the lasting impact it had on her award-winning filmmaking career.
How studying sociology at Barnard provided valuable insight into human drama for a rising star and alumna.
How double majoring in English and psychology prepared a Barnard alumna to go viral with her provocative short story "Cat Person" in The New Yorker.
How Barnard helped an assistant professor of physics at MIT imagine herself as a scientist — and then become one.
The Brooklyn and Mexico City-based professional photographer discusses the pivotal role Barnard played in her journey as an artist and how the College continues to define her community.