Katalina Acevedo ’17 “I chose to attend Barnard because I wanted to be a part of the historical community whose first priority has always been to invest in the success of women.”
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: Keystone School
Major(s): Psychology Minor(s): Art History Concentration: Pre-Med
Activities at Barnard: Peer Health Exchange, Kappa Alpha Theta
Internships and Research Positions Held: Barnard Neuroscience & Behavior Research
Fun Fact: My favorite room in the Met is number 819 and I visit it religiously (Monet is life).
Aku Acquaye ’18 “I'm extremely appreciative about all the leadership opportunities offered at Barnard that have built my confidence.”
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
High School: University School of NSU
Major(s): Undecided (thinking about Political Economy with a concentration in Sustainable Development)
Activities at Barnard: SGA (First-Year Council), The Culinarian, Athena Digital Design, Barnard Babysitting
Fun Fact: I'm an avid blogger on Tumblr and love to make pottery.
Madelyn Baker '19 “I love the tight-knit community and sense of acceptance on this campus.”
Hometown: Coppell, TX
High School: Coppell High School
Major(s): Neuroscience and Music
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Bach Society, Barnard Flute Choir, Columbia Classical Performers, Columbia Music Performance Program, French Cultural Society, Barnard Babysitting
Fun Fact: I once met the internet famous (and adorable) dog, Marnie, at the Strand Bookstore.
Sarah Baum ’17 “I chose to attend Barnard because it offers access to a diverse global community while providing close-knit and personal relationships.”
Hometown: Arlington, VT
High School: Burr and Burton Academy
Major(s): Political Economics Minor(s): French Other: Athena Scholars Program
Activities at Barnard: Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, CU Hiking Club
Internships Held: EcoHealth Alliance
Favorite thing about Barnard: It is an environment that constantly encourages you to question your ideas and opinions.
Jenna Bergmann ’18 “I chose to attend Barnard because I truly believe that it is the most wonderfully unique education a woman can receive because of its unique community, location, and relationship with Columbia.”
Hometown: Haverford, PA
High School: Friends’ Central School
Major(s): Biology, Classics
Activities at Barnard: Hillel, Columbia University Sailing Team (CUST), Barnard Clay Collective
Internships Held: Research Apprenticeship Seminar
Favorite thing about Barnard: My favorite thing about Barnard is being surrounded and supported by kind, driven peers and encouraging professors.
Alyssa Blackman ’17 “My favorite thing about Barnard is that there are too many amazing things about Barnard to choose just one.”
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
High School: Montclair High School
Major(s): Psychology Minor(s): Education (Urban Teaching)
Activities at Barnard: Ambassador for the Visiting International Students Program, Best Buddies Club, Barnard Babysitting
Internships Held: Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)
Fun Fact: Ich spreche Deutsch!
Aharisi Bonner ’17 “I chose Barnard because of who a Barnard student is, and that is someone who is dedicated, passionate, and critical.”
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: St. Joseph High School
Major(s): Urban Studies, concentration in Sociology
Activities at Barnard: First Year Focus Resident Assistant for First Year Barnard Students, Well-Woman Peer Educator
What do you like to do for fun? I love eating home cooked Belizean food, hanging out with my sisters and friends, and having enlightening conversations with peers.
Lili Brown ’18 “New York City is five boroughs of never-ending opportunity, so you can find me exploring new neighborhoods and food venues, all the while attempting to master the entire subway system.”
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
High School: The Weber School
Major(s): Undecided, leaning History Other: Double Degree Program with Jewish Theological Seminary
Activities at Barnard: Daily Editor at Bwog, Jewish Women on Campus (JWOC)
Fun Fact: I recently became an aunt to a baby niece (and hopefully a future Barnard Bear!)
Ariana Busby ’18 “Barnard makes me endlessly excited to challenge myself; from engaging academics to inclusive and student-driven campus life to opportunities in the city and internationally, Barnard instills in students invaluable confidence in their ability to affect real change.”
Hometown: Seattle, WA
High School: Lakeside School
Major(s): English (Film Concentration) and Russian Regional Studies
Activities at Barnard: The Barnard Bulletin, Camp Kesem Columbia University, Barnard Babysitting
Internships held: Franklin & Siegal Literary Scouting Associates, Screenwriting internship with Amy Talkington '93, Office Assistant for Barnard Department of English and Film
Fun Fact: I love movies: I am trying to watch every film on the AFI “100 Years...100 Movies” list as well as every female-directed film on Netflix and I’ve had so much fun finding movie theaters around the city.
Claire Burghard '19 “All of the Barnard women that I meet are smart, confident, and unafraid to challenge themselves--I wanted to be surrounded by women like that."
Hometown: New York, NY
High School: Stuyvesant High School
Major(s): Undecided (French or Enviornmental Science) Other: Pre-med track
Activities at Barnard: Barnard Outdoor Adventure Team, Barnard Network of Premedical Students
Fun Fact: I am currently training to be an EMT!
Mary Danisi ’17 “My favorite thing about Barnard is its dedication to helping young women become everything they dream to be.”
Hometown: The Bronx, NY
High School: The Ursuline School
Major(s): Classical Studies and Art History
Activities at Barnard: Barnard College Ambassador for the Visiting International Students Program, Ignite: Columbia InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Internships Held: Metropolitan Museum of Art Editorial Department
Fun Fact: I'm obsessed with Benjamin Franklin.
Kiana Davis ’17 “When I came for Barnard Bound, I could picture myself on campus, and it just felt right.”
Hometown: Booneville, MS
High School: South Jones High School
Major(s): Psychology Other: Athena Scholars Program
Activities at Barnard: Athena Pre-Law Society, Barnard Babysitting
Internships Held: Boys and Girls Club, Seleni (a non-profit mental health institute for women and teens)
Favorite thing about Barnard: I'm convinced that Barnard has the most ambitious, inspirational, strong, driven, confident group of women. It's a beautiful thing to be a part of.
Isabel de Katona '19 "When I pictured the schools I was choosing between, the combination of New York City and this incredible community that would foster my growth was matched by none other."
Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
High School: Santa Fe High School
Major(s): Economics Minor: Anthropology
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Spectator, Roosevelt Institute, Atheist and Agnostic Student Society
Fun Fact: I have no siblings and no cousins of blood relation; I am the only child in the entire family.
Jacqueline Diggs ’18 “I love the support system you find in Barnard because I feel like everyone challenges you to do your best, and works hard to help you succeed.”
Hometown: Detroit, MI
High School: University Liggett School
Major(s): Undeclared Minor: French
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Daily Spectator, WKRC Sports, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
Fun Fact: I am a huge sports fan, so you can often find me at athletic events or talking about sports in general with my friends.
EB Dresser-Kluchman '17 "My favorite thing about Barnard is the opportunities that it provides to pursue my interests and passions while surrounded by fascinating and supportive peers. "
Hometown: Dover, MA
High School: Dover Sherborn High School
Major(s): Anthropology (Archaeology track) Minor: Dance
Activities at Barnard: Columbia University Ballet Ensemble, Orchesis
Fun Fact: I spend time every summer living on top of a mountain in Connecticut without electricity or hot running water.
Grace Ebach ’18 “I chose to attend Barnard because it was the only school I felt I could unequivocally be myself and explore what I want to spend my life pursuing.”
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: The Latin School of Chicago
Major(s): Undecided (prospective Psychology) Minor: Prospective Women and Gender Studies
Activities at Barnard: The Columbia Metrotones, RealityStep, KCST, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity
Fun Fact: I'm ambidextrous!
Rosie Fatt '18 "Barnard was the only school that offered me the chance to go to a liberal-arts women's college in New York City where I could participate in Division I athletics"
Hometown: Belmont High School
High School: Belmont, MA
Major(s): American Studies Minor: Sociology
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Women's Rowing, Barnard Civil Liberties Club
Internships held: Center for Law and Education (Boston)
Favorite thing about Barnard: My favorite thing about Barnard is how passionate all of the students are about their respective interests and areas of study.
Emily Felsen '18 "The individualized attention of a women's college coupled with the resources of a premier research institution made Barnard the right choice for me. "
Hometown: El Paso, TX
High School: Franklin High School
Major(s): History Minor: Spanish
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Quizbowl, AOII
Internships held: Curatorial assistant and tour guide at the El Paso Museum of History
Favorite thing about Barnard: I love that Barnard has the feel of a college campus while in the middle of the city!
Tatiana Fernandez ‘17 “I can’t think of a single semester I’ve had where I couldn’t apply something I learned in one class to another for a new and interesting perspective.”
Hometown: East Village, NY
High School: New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math (NEST+m)
Major(s): Undecided Other: Athena Scholars Program
Activities at Barnard: Mujeres, Athena Digital Design Agency, The Eye
Internships Held: Henry Street Settlement Middle School Success Center internship
Fun Fact: I have a mild fascination with martial arts fighting and I occasionally practice Judo moves with my father in the summer.
Anna Fondiller '19 "Barnard women are the most driven, intelligent, creative and powerful women I've ever met."
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
High School: Edgemont High School
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Musical Theatre Society, Bacchantae, Hillel
Fun Fact: I was on Sesame Street when I was little!
Nora Foutty '19 "Everyone here, from students to professors to staff people, loves Barnard and wants you to succeed."
Hometown: Evanston, IL
High School: Evanston Township High School
Activities at Barnard: Barnard/Columbia Chorus, Barnard Flute Choir, Barnard Babysitting, MS324 Math Mentorship Program, Echoes Literary Magazine, V-Day at Barnard/Columbia
Fun Fact: I have an awesome twin brother who goes to Columbia!
Haley George ’17 “I was looking for a college that didn't exist in a bubble, and I found that at Barnard: a supportive community of strong women in the middle of New York City.”
Hometown: Lewes, DE
High School: St. Andrew’s School, Delaware
Major(s): English (Film Concentration)
Internships: New York Television Festival, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
Fun Fact: In high school, I was captain of the Varsity Organic Gardening team.
Linda Gordon, ‘18 “I love the amazing lectures workshops and mentors Barnard students have access to through the Athena Center, and the Athena Film Festival.”
Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
High School: Santa Monica High School
Major(s): Human Rights and History Minor: Economics Other: Athena Scholars Program
Activities at Barnard: Student Government Association Committee On Arts, Society for the Advancement of Underrepresented Filmmakers, Barnard Babysitting
What do you like to do for fun? I love taking dance classes in all different styles, including African, Jazz, Ballet, and Modern, and attending performances and concerts all over the city.
Chelsea Hartney ’17 “I love how Barnard takes full advantage of the fact that we are located in New York City - my educational experience has been enhanced tenfold by the opportunities I have as a denizen of this limitless city.”
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
High School: Pine Crest School
Major(s): Urban Studies Minor: Art History Other: Athena Scholars Program
Study Abroad: Paris, France
Activities at Barnard: Delta Gamma, Columbia Spectator, NSOP, Barnard Babysitting
Internships Held: Creative Services Intern at ion interactive; Project Manager/Intern at startup, Fermata Entertainment/Grand Fermata Holdings LLC
Fun Fact: I saw snow for the first time ever during my first semester at Barnard.
Rowan Hepps Keeney ’18 “I chose Barnard because I knew that this institution would value my voice, while encouraging me to explore and develop that voice to my greatest capabilities."
Hometown: West Chester, PA
High School: Westtown School
Major(s): Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Other: Concentration in Activist Theatre
Activities at Barnard: Club Q, Columbia University VDay, GendeRevolution, Jewish Voices for Peace
Fun Fact: I've been struck by lightning, and I had both a pet skunk and a pet hedgehog.
Masha Ikromova ’18 “I wanted to be in an environment where I am challenged in every way possible and grow to be the best version of myself.”
Hometown: Uzbekistan/Brooklyn, NY
High School: Abraham Lincoln High School
Major(s): Neuroscience (Cellular Concentration) Other: Pre-med Track
Activities at Barnard: Student Government Association, First-Year Class Vice President
Fun Fact: I speak four languages and they are Uzbek, Russian, Farsi, and English.
Ariana Jacobs '18 "Barnard is where I knew I would be welcomed, challenged, and continually supported. "
Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: Ethical Culture Fieldston
Major(s): Urban Studies
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Sister Circle, Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters
Internships Held: Merchandizing Assistant at Fashion-to-Figure
Favorite thing about Barnard: Barnard's community has never pressured me to be anyone other than myself.
Naomi Jia '19 "Barnard provides the idea place for individuals to transform their abstract ideas into tangible change."
Hometown: Irvine, CA
High School: Northwood High School
Major(s): Economics and English
Activities at Barnard: Student Government: Financial Advisory Committee, Smart Woman Securities, Columbia Women's Business Society
Fun Fact: I am half-Malaysian and can speak Malay in addition to three other languages.
Angela Jorge ’18 “I chose to come to Barnard because I knew I wanted to go to a school that valued community, traditions and school spirit.”
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
High School: Convent of the Sacred Heart
Activities at Barnard: Columbia University Ballet Ensemble
Internships Held: Athena Summer Fellowship; Girls in the Game; Internship in Building Community; Google BOLD Immersion
Favorite thing about Barnard: My favorite thing about Barnard is that the students and faculty all believe in you and want you to succeed no matter how impossible your ideas may seem.
Chava Lansky ’17 “I love that there is no one type of Barnard student; Barnard provides endless choices, allowing for each student to compose their own unique Barnard experience.”
Hometown: Amherts, MA
High School: The Putney School
Major(s): English and Dance
Activities at Barnard: Orchesis: a Dance Group, Jewish Women on Campus, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, Barnard Babysitting Agency
Internships Held: Administrative internship at the Jewish Book Council, Development Internship at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Ilana Lehmann ’17 “I love that Barnard is the best of all worlds - that I have all the benefits of a small, women's college, and also those of the larger university and New York City!”
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
High School: Beth Tfiloh
Major(s): Neuroscience Minor: Religion
Activities at Barnard: Columbia University Klezmer Band, The Peoplehood Project
Fun fact: I've seen almost every episode of the Twilight Zone - it's my favorite TV show!
Jouja Maamri ’18 “I love being part of the small women’s community that Barnard provides, and then being able to walk out of my dorm and right onto the subway.”
Hometown: Essex, UK
High School: The Sixth Form College, Colchester
Major(s): Political Science Other: Athena Scholars Program
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Spectator, Turath: The Arab Students Association, Columbia University MUN
Fun Fact: I'm probably the worst Brit ever; I dislike both tea and Harry Potter.
Mariah Marrero '19 "Barnard felt like a place where I can be supported and flourish in whatever passion I decide to choose."
Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Major(s): Neuroscience and Music Minor: Mathematics
Acitivites at Barnard: New Opera Workshop, Multicultural Admissions Advisory Committee, Barnard/Columbia Chorus/Chamber Ensemble, Barnard Babysitting
What do you like to do for fun: Sing Opera
Caitlyn Morris ’18 “I love the intellectual challenges that Barnard not only puts in my path, but gives me the tools to overcome.”
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
High School: Chatham Hall
Activities at Barnard: CU SHOUT (Student Health Outreach)
Fun Fact: During NSOP (my first week on Barnard's campus), I was in an elevator with Lauren Graham from "Gilmore Girls."
Angela Myers ’18 “I really love the supportive and intellectual environment here at Barnard.”
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
High School: Breck School
Activities at Barnard: B.O.S.S., Committee of Public Relations in the Student Government Association
Fun Fact: I can hum and whistle at the same time.
Emilia Naranjo ’17 “I love how proud I am to go to Barnard; it's the pride in myself and in the incredible people I constantly meet that makes me feel so lucky to be a Barnard woman.”
High School: Clarkstown North High School
Major(s): Psychology Minor: Spanish & Latin American Cultures
Activities at Barnard: Community Impact (Peace by PEACE), Camp Kesem, Sigma Delta Tau
Internships Held: Legal Intern, Speech and Perception Lab Research Assistant
Fun Fact: I've stood on both halves of the world at the same time!
Safiya Noel '19 "I like the small liberal arts education while being connected to the resources of a university and the opportunities of NYC. "
Hometown: Queens, NY
High School: The Baccalaureate School for Global Education
Major(s): Biochemistry Minor: Africana Studies
Activities at Barnard: CU Bellydance, B.O.S.S
Favorite thing about Barnard: The feeling of community around campus
Giuliana Noto '18 "Speaking to a professor is what solidified my coming to Barnard, as that was when I realized what a privilege it is to have such caring faculty in such a small encouraging environment, while having the amazing resources of a research university over at Columbia."
High School: United Nations Int'l School, NY
Major(s): Physics Minor: Prospective English
Activities at Barnard: SIU (Society of International Undergraduates) board member, Athena Digital Design Agency, Peer-to-peer tutoring program, Barnard Babysitting
Internships Held: Astrophysics Research at Columbia NEVIS laboratories with Professor Mukherjee
Favorite thing about Barnard: The inspiring community of passionate women (both faculty and students) that surround me everyday, and how that inspires me to be the best version of myself.
Roxanne Padilla ’18 “I chose to attend Barnard because it is the place that I believed would make me grow as a scholar and as a woman.”
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Chavez High School
Major(s): Economics and Spanish & Latin American Studies
Activities at Barnard: Barnard Babysitting, Mujeres
Fun Fact: I have lived in each time zone in the U.S which includes California, Colorado, Texas and now New York!
Camila Puig ’17 “I chose Barnard because it was the only school which I found would be able to offer me all the chances to grow and learn that I needed.”
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
High School: UWC Atlantic College
Activities at Barnard: CIRCA
Favorite thing about Barnard: My favorite thing about Barnard is the freedom and independence it offers each of its students to make their decisions about anything from academics to their social life, but that it also provides the necessary support when the students need it.
Talisa Ramos '18 "I loved the idea of going to school somewhere that strong, intellectual and diverse women are both the norm and the expectation."
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: Poly Prep
Major(s): English Minor: Psychology, Race and Ethnicity Studies
Activities at Barnard: Editor in Chief of Barnard's chapter of The Odyssey Online
Fun Fact: I am left-handed!
Christina Saint Louis '19 "I never have to jump through hoops to build relationships with faculty and find new opportunities; everything is easily accessible."
Hometown: Stuart, FL
High School: South Fork High School
Major(s): Undeclared (American Studies or Sociology)
Activities at Barnard: McAC, Notes & Keys A Cappella, Columbia Pre-Law Society, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Community Impact (Peace by PEACE), Barnard Babysitter
Favorite thing about Barnard: It's a community where women are celebrated and dared to be great.
Sophia Seidenberg '19 "I love living and learning in a small community that supports and empowers women while still being fully engaged in Columbia University and New York City."
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
High School: Montclair High School
Activities at Barnard: Columbia University Players, King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe, HeForShe, Athena Digital Design Agency
Fun Fact: I am a citizen of three countries!
Ashna Shome ’18 “I love the wonderful, female-centric community at Barnard!”
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: The Ellis School
Major(s): Neuroscience and Behavior Minor: Art History
Activities at Barnard: One-to-One Tutoring, Let's Get Ready!, The Hoot
Internships Held: Concussion research at NYU
Fun Fact: I am an avid photographer, and especially enjoy portraiture.
Razia Sultana '19 "Barnard for me was a school marked for change, a symbol created for empowerment, and a society built for bold and beautiful women!"
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: Brooklyn Technical High School
Major(s): Physics Minor: Political Science Other: Pre-med track
Activities at Barnard: Barnard Network of Premedical Students
Favorite thing about Barnard: My favorite thing about Barnard is sitting down in Hewitt Dining Hall with my slice of pizza, finding a friend or stranger at my table, and having a two-hour conversation with them on everything that is life—from the practicality of string theory to the meaning of happiness.
Rachel Weintraub ‘17 “I love living in a 'college town' within New York City- it's the best of both worlds!”
Hometown: Nashua, NH
High School: Nashua High School South
Major(s): Political Science Minor: Economics
Study Abroad: Copenhagen, Denmark
Activities at Barnard: Sigma Delta Tau sorority, Her Campus, Orchesis Dance Group
Internships Held: Volunteer skating instructor for the program Figure Skating in Harlem.
Isabel Weiss '18 "My favorite thing about Barnard is the sense of community."
Hometown: Portland, OR
High School: The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, CT)
Major(s): Economics and East Asian Studies
Activities at Barnard: Columbia Varsity Swimming and Diving Team (Diver), Governing Board at Barnard, Chinese Students Club
Internships Held: Interned at Ermenegildo Zegna in Shanghai, China
What do you like to do for fun?: Go to Restaurant Week
Anni Wen ‘18 “After receiving help from Barnard students I met only once, I was impressed by the strong support here on campus.”
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: The Bay School of San Francisco
Activities at Barnard: Tech Crew for Barnard Theatre Department, Columbia University Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, MyNYC (Community Impact), Tutor for America Reads/Counts, Barnard Babysitter
Internships Held: Office Assistant at Barnard Education Dept.
Fun Fact: My tongue can touch my nose.