Meet Our Students

From the Lions Mouth
“Columbia is unlike most other institutions because we have a gorgeous campus, but we also have access to New York City right outside our doorstep. While most of my high school friends do everything on the campuses of their universities, Columbia students use Columbia as a home base to make New York City their classroom, their world to explore. There is just no other place where you can experience the double magic of a big, cultured, innovative city and an intellectual university. The magic that New York City adds is an asset you can't even begin to place a value on. It allows you to go to the Met and put your eyelashes to the painting you are studying in Art Humanities, or go on Broadway to view the work of the choreographer you aspire to be. We are Columbians but we are also New Yorkers, and few students can say that about the cities they inhabit during their college years.”
My Extracurricular Activities
My Columbia Day
  • Attend Introduction to Mathematical Programming with Professor Jay Sethuraman, a professor I really admire because he gives us examples of the importance of each topic, explains it in a clear matter and emphasizes deep conceptual understanding. I'm also doing a research project with him where we are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to determine the best way to deal with weather delays in the context of aircraft rescheduling.

  • Meet with my suitemates to grab groceries from Westside Market and cook some lunch! This is a great way to make sure we see each other even on days where everyone is busy. Plus, we can practice some cooking basics. Today we are cooking a stir fry, my favorite!

  • Meet with one of my friends to work on our dance piece for a choreography class we are taking. As part of this class, we have to create a five-minute piece in collaboration with someone, so it's always interesting to see how two people's creative processes fuse into one. Choreographing is something I'm looking to pursue professionally as well, so seeing how someone else thinks can definitely teach me a lot.

  • Head to rehearsal downtown with Catastrophe Dance Company. As someone who is looking to pursue dance as a career, it's amazing to take academic classes during the day and then train and work with beautiful professional dancers at night. Today we are putting together some choreography for a music video shoot!