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Natasha Adams

Natasha Adams' engagement in and commitment to various social and political movements led her to college—and to a double major in political science and sociology—in order to gain a theoretical understanding of systems of oppression as well as tools to empower poor  ... Read More >>>

 Almansouri Orubbaa
Orubba Almansouri

Orruba was born and raised in Yemen.  In 2006, she traveled with her family to New York and started high school. There she discovered her passion for knowledge and now endeavors to earn a higher education, which her family and traditions have not previously allowed.  Her passion for writing an ... Read More >>>

 Jose Benjamin
Jose (Joestin) Benjamin

Joestin is a Political Science major and public policy minor.  A passionate advocate for all things international, political, and legal, he has devoted his academic career to the study of interstate relationships and the legal framework within which both state- and non-state actors operate ... Read More>>>

 Haldan Blecher
Haldan Blecher

Haldan had a rocky start to his educational career. After dropping out of high school after sophomore year, he earned his GED and began attending the New School and Hunter College. Unable to find his calling, he again took himself out of school and moved to Europe to pursue a career as ... Read More >>>

 Shaila Bora
Shaila Bora

Shaila Bora was born in Glens Falls, New York. As a young adult, Shaila developed a passion for classical dance. This passion culminated in her first international tour to Russia at the age of 15 and her immediate relocation to New York City weeks after graduating from high school ... Read More>>>

 Corey Burke
Corey Burke

Corey Burke is an English literature major with a minor in philosophy. While first studying literature, she became fascinated by the deep philosophical interconnections between theories of literature and history. She found that literature allows her to better understand societies and their systems ... Read More>>>

 Daphne Chang
Daphne Chang

Daphne Chang grew up in Taiwan and moved to New York in 2008 where she attended high school.  After graduating, she enrolled in the Macaulay Honors College at CCNY and discovered an interest in biological research.  Currently, Daphne is working in Dr. Adrian Rodiguez-Contreras's brain development  ... Read More>>>

 Gabriella Clemente
Gabriella Clemente

Gabriella has a calling to understand how things work, capture the beauty of these processes, and express it. As a pure mathematics major, she is learning ways to give her calling—and her intuitions—a definite form... Read More>>>

 Shannon Culpepper
Shannon (Shay) Culpepper

Shay is a spunky girl from Texas. Two years into her studies at Southern Methodist University in Texas, she still had no clue why she was in college.  Finding her job at the time to be more fulfilling than school, she stopped studying to focus on her career at a Christian non-profit ... Read More>>>

 Roberto Dalva
Robert Dalva

Robert Dalva, a native New Yorker, is pursuing a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology. He has received several undergraduate awards, including the Ketchum Prize for History of Philosophy and the Ward Medal for General Excellence in Philosophy. He also recently completed ... Read More >>>

 Haiming Deng
Haiming Deng

Haiming was born in a small village in south China located not far from Hong Kong, where a lot of villagers have relatives. Thus the villagers are influenced by both traditional Chinese culture and by Hong Kong's more western culture. The fusing of these different cultures produces new thoughts in people's mind ... Read More>>>

 Karim Elhaies 
Karim Elhaies

Karim Elhaies' academic journey started when he moved from Egypt, where he grew up, to New York, where he enrolled in the City College of New York.  After a semester of engineering classes, he made the decision to make study of the humanities more than just his free time occupation, so he declared ... Read More >>>

 Maria Gavrutenko
Maria Gavrutenko

Maria grew up in Russia, where she started an undergraduate degree in international relations.  At the age of 20, she visited New York on a student summer travel program and decided to stay in the US. Maria wanted to continue her college education, but she was no longer interested in ... Read More>>>

 Emily Graham
Emily Graham

Originally from Oklahoma, Emily initially moved to New York to find employment in the theatre industry. She worked as a theatrical technician and wardrobe supervisor, even touring the US with a major production company before returning to school to pursue a degree in History ... Read More>>>

 Benjamin Grans-Korsh
Benjamin Grans-Korsh

Benjamin 'Sben' Grans-Korsh is in the CUNY Baccalaureate Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, seeking a dual concentration in architecture history and writing. Sben recently worked for Friends of the High Line and interned with the editorial team ... Read More>>>

 Laura Hoffman-Hernandez
Laura Hoffman-Hernandez

Laura was born in El Salvador barely four months after the historic Peace Accords were signed.  Her family migrated to the United States when she was three years old. During her junior year in high school, Laura took her first psychology course and became fascinated by this field ... Read More>>>

 Nadia Hossain
Nadia Hossain

Nadia was born and raised in Queens, New York. Although she entered CCNY intending to major in International Studies, she changed her major to History when she found that her History courses helped her to develop analytical skills and to contextualize current events.  Nadia is especially drawn to... Read More>>>

 Samuel Inniss
Samuel Inniss

Born in Guyana, Sam moved to America with his family when he was ten years old. The plan was to live a better life in the land of opportunities, but things did not work out that way. He lost his father, an Electrical Engineer and the major breadwinner of the family at that time ... Read More>>>

 Jeffrey Kasper
Jeffrey Kasper

Jeff Kasper is a student in the CUNY BA program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus  in urbanism. Jeff also currently holds a Kaye Scholarship in the humanities and the arts and a Weston Scholarship in public service. As a researcher, he is interested in ... Read More>>>

 Angelo Laine
Angelo Laine

In March 2010, three months after the terrible earthquake that devastated his country, Haiti, Angelo moved to the United States.  After he entered CCNY, his career goals shifted and he gave up pursuing medicine in favor of the study of Psychology.  Participation in the 2013 CUNY Summer ... Read More>>>

 Ivana Lazaroska 
Ivana Lazaroska

Ivana was born and raised in Macedonia, but has been a New Yorker for the past ten years. Various political thinkers and revisionist historians have shaped her educational path and academic aspiration during her time at CUNY. As a double major in History and Political Science .... Read More>>>

 Tamra Lepro
Tamra Lepro

Tamra was born in Idaho and spent many years living in various parts of the United States. After settling down in New York in 2009, she applied to City College to continue her education. Coming in as a transfer student with a Psychology major, she knew that she wanted to explore issues of ... Read More>>>

 Joshua Liveris
Joshua Liveris

Joshua Liveris, a native of the Midwest, grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and later went to high school in southern Wisconsin. During his high school years Joshua was fortunate enough to participate in two foreign exchange programs; first, for one semester in Niigata, Japan, and later for one ... Read More>>>

 Conor McGlone
Conor McGlone

Conor McGlone found his way to Sunnyside, Queens by way of Falls Village, Connecticut. He initially left school to make music, but after a year, enrolled in CCNY to study English. Here he finds fulfillment similar to that which he sought through the drums, in the rhythmic, melodious grip of good word-work ... Read More>>>

 Natalya Mishchenko
Natalya Mishchenko

Natalya was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family when she was two years old. As a child, she spent a lot of time wondering about what numbers really were and how to prove that one and one couldn't somehow make three. In high school, she ... Read More>>>

 Sophia Monegro
Sophia Monegro

Upon entering college, majoring in English was an easy decision for Sophia and choosing a Women Studies minor came naturally.  She wants to contribute to the literary community by voicing her unique Hispanic, feminist perspective.  Coming from a family full of resilient, hard-working women ... Read More>>>

  Andrew Moore-Hargrove
Andrew Moore-Hargrove

Andrew grew up Plant City, a quaint southern town located in the heart of Florida. Growing up in a small agricultural community, he was often exposed to the sight of migrant field workers toiling in the oppressive Florida heat and the stark boundaries between ethnic enclaves ... Read More>>>

  Rebecca Panko
Rebecca Panko

Rebecca Panko was captivated by the beauty of the natural world at a very young age. She especially loved trees, and would spend hours each day climbing and exploring them. The daughter of park rangers, she was born in Shenandoah National Park, lived on Liberty Island ... Read More >>>

 Neelam Prashad
Neelam Prashad

Born in Guyana, Neelam Prashad moved to the United States in 2002 where her educational career got off to a rocky start. Facing language, cultural, and social challenges as a young adult, she took adversities and attempted to turn them into learning experiences ... Read More >>>

 Rocio Rayo
Rocio Rayo

Rocio Rayo is a History and Political Science major who is especially interested in the historical relationship between the United States and Central America as well as Latin America as a whole. Rocio graduated from a New York City high school in 2000. Instead of going directly to ... Read More>>>

 Seth Rodriguez
Seth Rodriguez

A native of Philadelphia, Seth is a student of history in the BA/MA program. Majoring in history at CCNY has helped him to understand the environment and ideas he grew up with in Pennsylvania.  Seth's African-American and Puerto Rican descent has informed his interest in the ... Read More>>>

 Zulia Romero
Zulai Romero
Zulai is currently a History major in the BA/MA program. A queer native New Yorker, and the third child of Colombian immigrant parents, she is no stranger to pluralities of identity, and the social/political/economic tensions that can arise because of them. Her particular area of interest lies at ... Read More>>>
 Joel Collins Sati
Joel Collins Sati
Joel was born in Nairobi, Kenya in June 1993 and moved to the United States at age nine.  In 2013, he transferred from Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland to CCNY, where he is a Skadden Arps Scholar. Outside the classroom, Joel has campaigned for passage of the Maryland DREAM Act ... Read More>>>
 Sara Seweid
Sara Seweid
Born in Egypt, Sara moved to New York City at the age of two.  Although she started her college career in a small private college in a pre-dental program, she realized that dentistry was not her passion.  A year later, she transferred to CCNY and declared her major in Psychology ... Read More>>>
 Samina Sirajuddowla
Samina Sirajuddowla
Samina Sirajuddowla is pursing her BA/MA in History with a concentration in South Asia.  She aspires to produce and publish new knowledge about the history of the Indian subcontinent while engaging in discussions of larger contemporary moral, political, and cultural issues ... Read More>>>
 Chun Biao Wang
Chun Biao Wang

For Chunbiao Wang, emigrating from China to the United States in 2009 was an exciting transition. As soon as he arrived, he began to seek opportunities that could help him to adapt to and settle into American society. As he waited for college acceptance letters, he actively searched ... Read More>>>