Senior Snapshot: Hye-Jin Yun

The Nine Ways of Knowing has decided to profile some of the amazing women of the class of 2015, 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, email us at

Name: Hye-Jin Yun
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Major: Neuroscience & Behavior

What are You Involved In?
Global Symposium Student Fellow, Medical Unit Intern at CBS Evening News, BSAR, VISP Ambassador, HEOP Tutor, Class Secretary, Media Relations Assistant at Communications Department, Research Assistant at Affective, Social & Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, VP of Programming at CUTV, Emerging Leaders Program, Orientation Leader, etc.

Guilty Pleasure?
Greek Yogurt, tangerines, and nuts

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
Interacting with global women leaders and going abroad to Paris with 3 other student fellows, Dean Young, and Professor Gundogdu for the 7th annual Global Symposium. It was definitely the pinnacle of my Barnard experience as everything that I’ve ever learned at Barnard came together on this trip. It was especially rewarding to see the city through an academic lens and have intellectually stimulating discussions with the other amazing student fellows. Perhaps what made the Global Symposium unique was that it brought together students from various academic disciplines and allowed us to have thought-provoking conversations about topics like globalization, women & leadership, and urban planning.

Biggest Regret of College?
No regrets! It’s important to take risks and discover uncharted territory.

Biggest Leap of Faith During College?
1. Coming across the country from SF to attend Barnard while most of my friends stay put in California. Best decision that I’ve ever made in my life and haven’t really gone home since I came here. I learned to be “comfortable with the uncomfortable,” as one of my greatest friends puts it, and take advantage of the opportunities that Barnard/Columbia/NYC offered.
2. Pursuing sciences/premed and broadcast journalism.

What Will You Miss?
All my amazing friends, my suite + suitemates, opportunity to make mistakes

What Won’t You Miss?

Favorite Place On or Off Campus?
Central Park, Theater District, Columbus Circle

In 5 Words or Less, What’s Next?
Adventure Time

Midnight Breakfast or Orgo Night?
Midnight breakfast

If you were a Morningside Heights Bar or Restaurant Which Would You Be?
Nikko Asian Fusion Restaurant

Who Will Play You in a Biopic of Your Life?
Constance Wu


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