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From the Lions Mouth: 
“In my first year, I lived in Carman Hall, which is a great place to live because of the suite-style set-up. I got to live with people from different parts of the United States and in our lounge we could discuss our days, work together on problem sets and debate issues from classroom texts. ”
My Columbia Day: 
  • 9:00 a.m.

    Attend Literature Humanities with Professor Eleanor Johnson, one of the directors of the undergraduate studies in Women’s and Gender Studies. She helped further my interest in sexuality studies and relate my interests to Neuroscience by providing me with research projects studying the interplay between gender and mental health.

  • 12:00 p.m.

    Grab lunch at Westside Market, which has a variety of fresh foods ranging from sandwichs and salads to international cheeses and mouth-watering desserts.

  • 12:50 p.m.

    Attend the First-Year Seminar in Chemical Research, where I’m learning about different types of research areas in the field of chemistry.

  • 1:00 p.m.

    Head over to Professor Dustin Rubenstein’s lab, where I’m doing research on animal behaviors in the field of ecological biology. I found the opportunity through a research symposium held by the Columbia Neuroscience Society (where I serve as an organizational committee member).

  • 4:00 p.m.

    Meet with the Columbia Queer Alliance (CQA) chairs to review our fundarisers for the Ali Forney Homeless Shelter for LGBT youth. I’m fortunate to also help plan Ivy Q, an annual pan-Ivy League queer conference. Being part of CQA has allowed my Columbia experience to be much more diverse and interactive because of the different types of people I’ve met through co-sponsorships with other on-campus organizations.