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Jessica E.

Major: Human Rights
From the Lions Mouth: 
“Carman was the best residence hall because my room gave me a view of the Empire State Building, which reminded me how lucky I am to be attending school in the most diverse and lively city in the world.”
My Columbia Day: 
  • 9:10 a.m.

    Learn about the societal impacts of the “War on Drugs” in my Drugs and Behavior course.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Grab a quick sandwich at Brad’s Café in the Journalism School before heading off to my ballet class.

  • 4:00 p.m.

    Work on the RightsView blog, which is a forum for conversations in the human rights field. I serve as an assistant editor and have become well acquainted with a new communication tool and better equipped to deal with sensitive and controversial issues.

  • 6:10 p.m.

    Discuss Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer  in my Literary Texts and Critical Methods course. 

  • 8:00 p.m.

    Meet with the Columbia Students for Human Rights. As the Head of Communications, I’ve become connected to other human rights-interested students on campus, which has allowed me to explore my interest in the topic. Casual conversations have led to internship ideas and events in the city that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about.