Senior Snapshot: Teresa Pelletier

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

Name: Teresa Pelletier, but some call me TP or Terry!
Hometown: Attleboro, MA
Major: Anthropology

What are you involved in? CU Road Runners, Table for Two, CUAMSA Public Health committee, tutoring (chem and bio!)

Guilty pleasure? Golden Girls – haha I don’t really feel guilty about this.

Favorite memory from Barnard?
I tear up when I go to concerts, exhibits, performances and other events, thinking, “Woah! My peers and my friends created that!!!” The fresh feeling in front of Barnard Hall in the morning and the smell of the magnolia tree. HEOP summer Friday excursions. Running adventures with buddies! And just random, awesome things that happen in this spontaneous city, like the people you meet at Port Authority Bus Terminal in an underground cafe at 3am in the morning or running on a playground with my parents and sister before midnight to catch a surprise fireworks show or realizing with my brother that we didn’t know how to stop on our roller blades in Central Park.

Biggest regret of college?Not dancing more, running enough, or relaxing with friends. Not reading Virginia Woolf in a class here! ):

Biggest leap of faith during college?
Oh gee, hmm…maybe going to Tokyo by myself for my senior thesis (on Japanese food packaging and advertising). The ride there went by so fast because I was so nervous – the nervousness didn’t hit me until I was alone in the airport security line. I remember anxiously looking at the little TV screen of the cartoon airplane approaching Japan. It was an incredible experience. I met Barnard Alumna while I was there. They were so awesome!

What will you miss?
Living so close to friends, smiling familiar faces everywhere – dorms, libraries, dining halls, classes. Awesome anthro, bio, dance, and chem classes with really caring professors. Lite rock in Morton during daily, quick shopping trips. Central Park and Riverside with running buddies – especially on cold snowy weekends and crowded springy days. Spending time with family and friends out and about in the city and then returning to peaceful campus. (:

What won’t you miss? Hmm…the laundry climb, but it is a good workout!

Favorite place on or off campus
I can’t get enough of the view of the river from my suite kitchen and room. Also the Barnard Library! I’m already sad when I am in it, knowing what is in store. ):

In 5 words or less, what’s next? High school TA in NYC for a year, and then hopefully medical school. (:

Midnight breakfast or Orgo Night? Midnight breakfast! I do like to listen to Orgo Night from my room afterwards or dance on down to the Quad!

If you were a Morningside Heights bar which would you be? Hahaha…Tom’s haha.

Who will play you in the biopic of your life?Betty White! Haha maybe minus 30 years, or maybe not. A good friend told me I remind her of Lesley Knope.


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