Emily Supple is a rising junior from Berkeley, California studying Political Science, Sociology and Educational Studies at Barnard College of Columbia University! Keep on reading to learn more about Emily's life at Barnard!
What are you involved in on campus?
At school, I have a work study job at one of the campus nursery schools where I work in the infant room with the babies of CU/BC faculty. I am also a part of the Barnard Bartending Agency and Columbia's Challah for Hunger Chapter where we bake challah and sell them to students in order to raise funds for City Harvest, an NY-based organization dedicated to ending hunger in the city. I am also a part of Columbia's Iota Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta.
What do you like most about Barnard?
Barnard is so special because it's a women's college with a liberal arts framework located in New York City. Also, its unique connection to Columbia University provides the best of both worlds in many ways as Barnard students have access to a large research and ivy league institution, but also have the comfort of a small liberal arts college with a community of women.
Any advice for high school students?
I wish I had known to start the FAFSA early because it is way more complicated of a form to fill out than one would think. The same also goes for the CSS profile, which is filled out for private schools, as the questions are detailed and require many documents. My advice would be to apply to private schools, despite the hefty price tags because they tend to have a lot of money and can be willing to offer more in terms of financial aid.
What's the best class you've taken so far?
My favorite class so far has been a Columbia sociology seminar called, "Stigma and Discrimination" where we studied the intersection of public health efforts and stigma. I also really loved my Barnard Introduction to American Politics as we dissected the election in class as it was unfolding.
What would you like to do after graduation?
I'm not sure yet where I see myself after graduation, but I do know that I want to travel and help people. Lately, I've been thinking about how to do those two things while making money, but I also see myself going to graduate school and pursuing a career in policy and/or public health. There are so many options and only time will tell where I'm headed!
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