Senior Snapshot: Alexandra Ley

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: Alexandra Ley
Hometown: The Suburbs, CT
Major: Theatre, American Studies

What are you involved in?
Student theatre (mostly CMTS and KCST), NSOP, and 9WK, of course!

Guilty pleasure?
Coffee bubble tea at Cafe 212

Favorite memory from Barnard?
Singing on Low Steps at 3 A.M. in the ensemble of KCST’s Midsummer Night’s Dream during the midnight show. Hours wasted with friends watching TV/at 1020/talking/going out to eat at odd hours (which were never really wasted). President Obama, Donna McKechnie, and Wallace Shawn all came to campus in 2012, and I saw all of them speak, which was pretty great too.

Biggest regret of college?
Not applying to Barnard for freshman year. Not being more involved on campus/not giving Greek life a shot. Doing too much useless homework instead of hanging out with people. Not getting downtown enough (and I mean actually downtown, below 28th St).

Biggest leap of faith during college?
Transferring to Barnard sophomore year. Stepping way out of my comfort zone by auditioning for The Vagina Monologues junior year. Letting my guard down enough to go to Furman when I really needed it (they work miracles, guys). Getting photographed for the “What I Be Project” and making that picture the face people see on Facebook. 

What will you miss?
Free food opportunities, running into film shoots every other week, and the odd movies screened at 1020.

What won’t you miss?
Administrative nightmares, the housing, and Boringside Heights where everything closes early.

Favorite place on or off campus? Low Steps at night when the weather is warm.

In 5 words or less, what’s next? Who knows? Hopefully something theatre-y!

Midnight breakfast or Orgo Night? You can’t eat jokes or trombones…

Who will play you in the biopic of your life? Jennifer Lawrence


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