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Summer 2016
Three generations in Jean Z. Poh’s family have been jewelers, but growing up as the child of Chinese immigrants in New York City, Poh felt there were...
Summer 2016
Shine Watkins is a registered nurse who works with patients receiving liver and kidney transplants or coping with serious diseases. She puts in 12-hour days—and sometimes nights—at...
Spring 2016
Herminia Palacio grew up in the Bronx, the daughter of a subway clerk and a bus driver, and dreamed of becoming a doctor. After realizing that goal...
Spring 2016
Jane Slusser majored in political science and history at Barnard but, she confesses, “I had a really hard time all throughout college getting engaged in politics.” That...
Spring 2016
When Lara Avsar was a student at Harvard Business School, she encountered an academic study that stuck with her. It found that girls’ self-esteem peaks at age...
Fall 2015
After graduating with “a shiny French literature major,” Kelsey Brown found herself in a “What am I going to do with my life?” tailspin. Then her parents,...
Fall 2015
Few Americans know Iraq and its history as well as Phebe Marr, who became engrossed in studying the region as a Barnard student in the 1950s. She...
Fall 2015
When she studied French and Spanish literature at Barnard, Abigail Carroll never imagined she’d one day be a Maine oyster farmer. She gets seasick. She had never...