Senior Snapshot: Anjali Deshpande

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Name: Anjali Deshpande
Hometown: Lumberton, New Jersey
Major: History
Guilty pleasure? ONE DIRECTION

Favorite memory from Barnard?
I’ve had too many “favorites” so I would say collectively, they’ve made my time here one of my favorite memories. I’ve never felt more myself than I do right now, all thanks to the people that accidentally and implicitly showed me the things that really matter, every time they convinced me to do something other than work. If I had to pick an actual moment, when Barnard sent me to the Women in the World conference last year. And on a more superficial note… when I got to be the limited edition magnolia t-shirt model last year!

Biggest regret of college?
My biggest regret is that I wasted any time at all freshman year, first semester, questioning if this is where I really wanted or needed to be.

Biggest leap of faith during college?
I have two. One is that I occupied my time with people and activities that were so different from what I was used to, but I ended up learning more than I’d imagined. And the second, when I gave myself one day to write a fifteen-page research paper, which I never would’ve even considered a few years ago… and it actually turned out surprisingly well.

What will you miss? Having all of my favorite people within a few feet of me

What won’t you miss? Dorm lighting that makes doing makeup so difficult. And irrelevant assignments.

Favorite place on or off campus
Wherever I can find impeccable dessert. And as cliche as it sounds, wherever my friends are.

In 5 words or less, what’s next? Missing college, moving, working

Midnight breakfast or Orgo Night? Midnight breakfast

If you were a Morningside Heights bar which would you be? Vareli

Who will play you in the biopic of your life? Whichever Bollywood actress happens to be current/young/free


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