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Julia M. and the MRC

Julia M.

From the Lions Mouth: 
“I love that the Core gives students the opportunity to study many different topics, even outside their field of focus. I love that all of the classes at Columbia really take advantage of the city to create a hands-on approach to learning. In environmental science classes, we go to Central Park, the Museum of Natural History and upstate New York. In art classes, we visit local museums. For my Indian Music class, I even went to a little repurposed factory in Brooklyn to hear a woman perform alternative Indian vocal music. ”
My Columbia Day: 
  • 9:00 a.m.

    I spend time organizing photos for the Columbia Photography Association, where I’m a mentee photographer. My favorite shoot so far has been the Marine Corps Ball in Casa Italiana – everyone was in dress blues and ballgowns, and the ceremony was beautiful.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Attend Contemporary Civilization with Professor Hagar Kotef, who has made my classes interesting and fun and has helped me become a much better writer.

  • 1:10 p.m.

    Explore the differences between guenons and gibbons through hands-on analysis in  Explorations in Primate Skeletal Anatomy.

  • 4:10 p.m.

    Go to my Conservation Biology class with Professors Matthew Palmer and Sasha Specter. These professors are incredible, and this class has showed me the specific field I want to enter.

  • 7:00 p.m.

    Eat dinner with friends at Thai Market, one of my favorite places to eat off campus because there’s nothing I love more than Thai food!

  • 9:00 p.m.

    Meet with the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), which has allowed me to get in touch with other Latin American students on campus. I’ve helped to find Argentinian movies for our annual Latin American Film Festival, practiced Spanish at conversation nights and hosted Latin Grammy viewing parties with karaoke during the commercials.