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Shannon S.

From the Lions Mouth: 
“I love living near Riverside and Morningside parks, where students and Columbia community members exercise, read and have picnics. I’ve shared ice cream with friends in Riverside Park overlooking the Hudson, and I’ve seen my chemistry professor at Starbucks. ”
My Columbia Day: 
  • 9:00 a.m.

    Begin my day with Organic Chemistry II with Professor Scott Snyder, who always makes class interesting, whether he is relating bacon to molecular structures or playing movie theme songs when we’re learning something new.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    Attend Engineering Mechanics. I enjoy learning from Professor Hone, who reviews our problem sets weekly during his office hours and patiently works with us until we find the answer.

  • 1:00 p.m.

    Discuss my research to improve emergency department quality of care with a faculty member. I serve as an ER Academic Associate on the weekends at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where I watch doctors handle all types of emergencies.

  • 5:00 p.m.

    Pick up an early dinner at John Jay Dining Hall, which also conveniently has a wonderful cupcake bar!

  • 6:00 p.m.

    Attend my laboratory for Organic Chemistry, where today’s experiment examines the Diels-Alder Reaction.

  • 9:00 p.m.

    Find an open piano in Lerner to practice. I have competed in competitions in the United States and in Italy, and I enjoy taking the time to learn new pieces for fun.