Senior Snapshot: Rachel Katz

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: Rachel Katz
Hometown: Mendham, NJ
Major:Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

What are You Involved In?
I am a Well-Woman Peer Educator, an IIJS Fellow (Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies), and member of CU Krav Maga Club.

Guilty Pleasure?

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
I’ll just pick a couple of my many favorites. Freshman year, my friends and I had some intense crab-walk races on my floor ending up in giggles, rug burns, and some embarrassing videos.
Judith Shapiro’s Reacting to the Past class, where I met one of my closest friends (Lafayette) and we bonded despite her betrayal of us Jacobins.
Helping with costumes for Ancient Drama Group’s production of Ion.

Biggest Leap of Faith During College?
Graduating in three years because I knew I wanted to go to grad school after!

What Will You Miss?
The magnolia tree in bloom and Hewitt tuna melt sandwiches

In 5 Words or Less, What’s Next?
Doing a Master’s at Cambridge!


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