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My Columbia Day
  • Run in Riverside Park—the view of the Hudson is phenomenal. Some of my best days are those that start with a run! That’s usually followed by a quick breakfast at the dining hall. My quotidian cup of coffee, eggs, parfait and New York Times make for a great start to the day.

  • Go to my Contemporary Civilization class. My professor’s insights on the works of Plato, Descartes and Hume are incredibly interesting. He often discusses philosophy in many different realms of academia: logic, mathematics and politics, to name a few.

  • Attend my Electrical Engineering class taught by Professor David Vallancourt. Professor Vallancourt likes to make use of demonstrations in class and is always careful to equate the concepts we are learning with neat devices that we can relate to (like guitar amplifiers).

  • After grabbing a quick bite to eat, I go to Biology recitation as part of Introductory Biology, taught by Professor Deborah Mowshowitz. Professor Mowshowitz makes a point of emphasizing concept over rote memorization, and in this recitation we are reviewing enzyme inhibitors and kinetics.

  • After recitation, I head off to Engineering Student Council, where I sit on the policy and finance committees. We help to facilitate communication between the administration and the student body.