Senior Snapshot: Jessie Cohen

The Nine Ways of Knowing has decided to profile some of the amazing women of the class of 2013… and we’re so sad to see them leave!! If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, fill out our tip form or email us at

This week we’re profiling Jessie Cohen, President of King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe. KCST’s annual outdoor production is next week – this year, it’s Shakespeare’s Cymbeline! Find more information here.

Name: Jessie Cohen
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Theatre, English
What are you involved in? Student theatre. Mostly King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe!
Guilty pleasure? I still watch Glee. I’m not ashamed.

Favorite memory from Barnard?
My freshman year, I went to the pillow fight on Low. I didn’t participate (I was way too scared) but I watched. After the fight was over, I ran into a bunch of my friends from KCST, and we made a “peace pile” in the middle of the carnage. It was warm, and springy, and there we were laying on top of each other holding hands and laughing in the middle of the night, in the middle of our campus. It was so wonderfully weird, and totally amazing.

Biggest regret of college?
Not discovering the Milano H6 earlier! No, seriously, I don’t have them. I think everything I did, or tried, was worth it.

Biggest leap of faith during college?Auditioning first semester for KCST. There was a shot in hell that I would get in, but I did. I got lucky, and it has really defined the rest of my college experience.

What will you miss?
KCST, the most. Our beautiful campus. And the first real day of spring in NYC, when everyone migrates to the steps. It’s the best.

What won’t you miss?
The grind, man. Homework, homework, homework.

Favorite place on or off campus
On campus: the sundial at 4:00 in the morning, when no one’s around. Butler never looks more beautiful.

In 5 words or less, what’s next?
Second City Comedy Conservatory, Chicago!

Midnight breakfast or Orgo Night?
Oh, ice cream wins every time.

Who will play you in the biopic of your life?
I’ve been told Rachel McAdams, but I’m hoping for Meryl!


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