Senior Snapshot: Cristina Angeles

The Nine Ways of Knowing is profiling some amazing people from the class of 2016. If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, email us at ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.

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Cristina Angeles 

Hometown: Montclair, ~*New Jersey*~ NOT Joisey, no one says that. Major: Theater/Perpetual Unemployment

What are you involved in?
I’ve directed 5 shows between CU Players, the Columbia Musical Theater Society, and NOMADS, I’m the outgoing President of CU Players and long time Board Member, I’ve been working on the development of a new play with a production company called SimonSays Entertainment for the last year, I’m a pro at having/suffering from almost-post-grad/aspiring theater director anxiety, and I have been interning in the Literary Department of the Public Theater since January!

Guilty pleasure?
ALL things Dick Wolff (Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Law and Order: SVU) though it is QUALITY television, and obviously a healthy dose of Pretty Little Liars every week.

Favorite memory from Barnard? 
Oh god. SO MANY, I couldn’t possibly name one, ranging from all the theater in the world, to writing my thesis on “Hamilton,” to living on SulzReid2 my freshman year. Still, after our four years, I’m finally in a place where I know who my truest friends are, and I have the utmost faith that they will still be there after May 17th. So, my favorite memories have been the times this year where I’ve taken that one cliche second to think, “This badass bitch in front of me is fantastic. I’m so happy we’re friends and that we’re going through this crazy time called college together.” Whether it’s been on a 7 day trip to Paris with two of my best friends over spring break, or while debriefing a stupid night with another one of my best friends, or catching up with a friend that I adore and knowing that, after not talking all semester, we can still catch up over a g&t like it’s only been minutes. So those moments of being reminded that I’ve got people going through this with me who are likely to stay there with me were definitely my favorite. [cue stream of tears shooting out of my face, I’m not crying, you’re crying, shut up.]

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SENIOR SNAPSHOT:Thando Mlambo

The Nine Ways of Knowing is profiling some amazing people from the class of 2016. If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, email us at ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.
CFName: Thando Mlambo

Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe + Tunis, Tunisia Major: Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

What are You Involved In?
Barnard Bacchantae and the NYCCEP fellowship

Guilty Pleasure?
Binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Memory from Barnard? 
Random weeknights spent talking and vibing with friends my first year.

Biggest Regret of College?
Not taking enough music-ethnography classes!

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Senior Snapshot: Clara Butler

The Nine Ways of Knowing has decided to profile some of the amazing people of the class of 2016, and today we’ve started with one of our own: Clara Butler, our Senior Editor! If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, email us at ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.

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This is me lovingly stroking Millie’s face at Midnight Breakfast

Name: Clara Butler
Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Major: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

What are You Involved In?
9ways (duh) and currently interning at J.Crew

Guilty Pleasure?
Ice cream, Say to the Dress, YA Fiction

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
Oh god, I can’t pick one but I will say that there was this very uneventful day that I was sitting in the Diana eating some pizza (as one does) and it was so funny because every single person who walked by was someone I knew and so I chatted with so many people that day and felt like I really was part of a community. So I guess that or like meeting Mindy Kaling, both were pretty cool.

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Senior Snapshot: Julia Qian

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 ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.

Name: Julia Qian
Hometown: Hangzhou, China
Major: History, Athena Scholar

What are You Involved In?
SGA (A LOT of SGA), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Club Q, Senior Interviewer, Global Symposium Fellow, etc

Guilty Pleasure?
Gilmore Girls… or the swings at Riverside Park.

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
I loved convocation this year. Seeing hundreds of people, students, faculty, alumnae and administrators, gather together at Riverside Church to celebrate our 125th anniversary gives me a glimpse into the global community that I am apart of.
I genuinely enjoy every second with people in this community. it is pretty insane how amazing everyone is. People will challenge you, encourage you, inspire you and push you to achieve the potential that you didn’t even see in yourself. It’s a magical land.

Biggest Leap of Faith During College?
Running for SGA President was definitely a “bold and beautiful” leap of faith for me. As an international and a transfer student, I didn’t think I would one day become the student body president. It was my friends who encouraged me to dream bigger and to imagine better. It was the same friends who showed me tough love: they were always there to support me, but at the same time they were always the first ones to call me out and to challenge me to do better. It was absolutely a privilege to serve as SGA president. It gave me an unparalleled opportunity to interact with different groups of students from various backgrounds and interest. I was constantly inspired because Barnard students proactively and actively engage in and contribute to important conversations and processes, from admission policy on trans students, to the design of the Teaching and Learning Center, to the curriculum review, and to support our peers in tough times after the non-indictment and events in Baltimore. Being SGA President is by far the biggest challenge for me in college but also a rewarding and transformative experience. If I could say something to the class of 2019, that will be “get uncomfortable, make mistakes, take risks, dream big, stay curious and take actions.”

What Will You Miss?
Of course the people, these passionate, dedicated, committed, curious and extraordinary individuals.

What Won’t You Miss?
Exams

Favorite Place On or Off Campus?
Liz’s Place and Lehman Lawn

In 5 Words or Less, What’s Next?
Learn, lead, love, serve

Senior Snapshot: Sarah Schutz

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 ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.

Name: Sarah Schutz
Hometown: Ocean City, NJ (the other Jersey Shore)
Major: Economics/Statistics Major. US History Minor

What are You Involved In?
I’ve dabbled in a lot of things over my four years (story of my life) but overall, I was on NSOP committee, NSOP OL, CU Dems (I’ve been stopped in Mortan Williams one too many times to be asked if I’m that “Dems Girl”), Barnard Bartending, and “the girl who sits in Rosencrans.”

Guilty Pleasure?
A tie between the Barefoot Contessa and chocolate covered gummy bears.

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
A solid tie between the history of Columbia and Slavery seminar with Professor Eric Foner (please, if you are here next year, take The Radical Tradition. It’s his last class and the man is seriously mind-blowing) and staying on a mattress for 3 days in my friend’s suite in 600 when Hurricane Sandy came during my sophomore year. Shoutout to 6F who put up with me running to Morton Williams in the middle of the storm because I was “craving broccoli.”

Biggest Regret of College?
I want to say I live life with no regrets, but we are not perfect. I wish I read all of the readings. I wish I had done AllSex. I wish I would have explored more clubs or joined a theater production. I wish I would have explored the city or joined NSOP sooner. But they also say to embrace your imperfections, so I am going to do that.

Biggest Leap of Faith During College?
Creating my own major. Shoutout to Dean Friedman who made the whole process a whole lot less painful and putting up with me when I petitioned the CPAS every single semester.

What Will You Miss?
Seeing my best friends and amazing, inspiring people every single day. Also, that granola in Ferris. *insert heart eyes emoji*

What Won’t You Miss?
Working on a single problem set for 12 hours.

Favorite Place On or Off Campus?
On: the Mudd Roof.
Off: Washington Square Park (people watching there is beautiful)

In 5 Words or Less, What’s Next?
Some research stuff and this

Midnight Breakfast or Orgo Night?
Why choose one when you can have both?!

If you were a Morningside Heights Bar or Restaurant Which Would You Be?
Taqueria y Fonda. And I like it spicy 😉

Senior Snapshot: Jo Chiang

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 ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.

Name: Jo Chiang
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Major: Theatre

What are You Involved In?
I’ve worked with nearly every theatre group on campus, though the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe will forever be the love of my life. I’ve also been involved with the Athena Film Festival, as well as the Athena Scholars program, and in general I do my best to stay engaged with social justice movements around campus. (PS. I’m Barnard Baby)

Guilty Pleasure?
I’m fairly shameless about my pleasures.

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
How about a list?
Thanksgiving dinners in CG, group plays of video games, waiting in line with friends for student rush tickets, always running into folks in Liz’s place which is practically my second home at this point, performing free outdoor Shakespeare, performing free outdoor Shakespeare IN THE RAIN, summer hang-outs, making friends the first week of my first year, making friends the last month of my senior year, hugging Dean Hollibaugh, the Athena Film Festival hustle, and the conversations, all the never-ending, invigorating, exhausting, provocative conversations…
Every tear, every bruise, every laugh, every moment has been an experience, and that’s my favorite thing of all.

Biggest Regret of College?
Ironically, there are a lot of things I wish I said no to/been brave enough to quit.

Biggest Leap of Faith During College?
It was in college that I really came face to face with the understanding that I wanted to act for a living. I’m still in mid-leap. Only time will tell where I’ll land.

What Will You Miss?
The families I found.

What Won’t You Miss?
The ways this school has hurt many people I care about.

Favorite Place On or Off Campus?
Lehman Lawn on a sunny day.

In 5 Words or Less, What’s Next?
So many stories to tell.

Midnight Breakfast or Orgo Night?
Why settle for hipster racism when you can have delicious carbs instead?

If you were a Morningside Heights Bar or Restaurant Which Would You Be?
I’m more like a food cart tbh. Never in one place for too long, but when it’s 2am and you need something to keep you going, I’ll be there.

Who Will Play You in a Biopic of Your Life?
Um Lucy Liu duh.

Senior Snapshot: Molly Scott

The Nine Ways of Knowing has decided to profile some of the amazing people 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 ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.

Name: Molly Scott
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Major: Psychology

What are You Involved In?
RA, Stewardship Co-Chair for Senior Fund, Research Assistant and Teacher in the Toddler Center

Guilty Pleasure?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
My first RA training in August 2013. The Hewitt staff had so much fun going to Shake Shack and riding the Staten Island Ferry!

Biggest Regret of College?
Two of them. One: I wish I would’ve gotten more involved in the Columbia community and joined clubs across the street. Two: I wish I could have known how fast my time at Barnard would go by. I would’ve appreciated each day here more, especially during my freshman and sophomore years.


Biggest Leap of Faith During College?
Taking the GRE and applying to graduate school.

What Will You Miss?
Spending my days in the Toddler Center.

What Won’t You Miss?
L-course signups.

Favorite Place On or Off Campus?
On campus: Steps in front of Barnard Hall. Off campus: Rockefeller Center.

In 5 Words or Less, What’s Next?
Graduate school in Philly.

Midnight Breakfast or Orgo Night?
Midnight breakfast!

If you were a Morningside Heights Bar or Restaurant Which Would You Be?
Nussbaum & Wu.

Who will play you in a biopic of your life?
Kate Hudson.