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Relay for Life

Jessica E.

Major: Human Rights
From the Lions Mouth: 
“I once gave a tour to a group of university presidents prior to the Ban Ki-moon World Leaders Forum event, and when I introduced myself as being from Botswana, someone in the front row introduced himself as the President of the University of Botswana. This is something that only could happen in New York City because it is such a hub, and I felt privileged to make my country proud by being here. ”
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.