Senior Snapshot: Samantha Plotner

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: Samantha Plotner
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Major: Political Science and Human Rights Studies

What are you involved in?
This blog! but also CIRCA and ResLife

Guilty pleasure?
Netflix marathons. The West Wing is getting me through finals

Favorite memory from Barnard?
There are a lot! Though if I’m going to be cheesy I’d pick meeting my boyfriend. It was my first CMUNCE (CIRCA’s high school Model UN conference) and we met during midnight crisis (where we get the high schoolers out of their hotel rooms and have them debate in the middle of the night). On the 3am subway ride back, he got a bunch of fellow staffers to sing me happy birthday. He asked me out a little while later and we’ve been together ever since.

Biggest regret of college?
Not studying abroad! My sisters have had such amazing experiences doing it so now I’d wish I’d gotten myself together so I could have done it too.

Biggest leap of faith during college?
Transferring to Barnard from Claremont McKenna College after my freshman year. It was scary to start over but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

What will you miss?
Having so many awesome people around me all the time. And New York City! (if I end up moving away)

What won’t you miss?
Living in a residence halls (sorry ResLife!) and not having real weekends

Favorite place on or off campus?
The Highline—it makes New York City look like art.

In 5 words or less, what’s next? full-time employment (fingers crossed)

Midnight breakfast or Orgo Night?
Midnight breakfast! Getting cake from my bosses at ResLife is always fun

If you were a Morningside Heights bar which would you be?
Amigos, because it’s goofy as I am

Who will play you in the biopic of your life?
Emma Watson! (Though she looks nothing like me, but we can pretend)


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