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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 >>>

 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  ... 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>>>

 Megan Candolfi
Megan Candolfi
Megan Candolfi is a Psychology major who minors in Anthropology.  Her interest in the global epidemic of mental illness and her desire to help and care for others—both human and non-human animals—have led her to aspire to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology ... 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>>>

 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>>>

 Luthfunnahar Dewan
Luthfunnahar Dewan
Luthfunnahar Dewan (aka Dina) was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the United States with her family at age seven. When she came to CCNY, an introductory psychology class awoke in her a love and passion for the subject. She is most fascinated by the power of  ... 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>>>

 Jerry Guillaume
Jerry Guillaume
Jerry Guillaume is a BA/MA student in history.  Growing up in the Brooklyn public schools, Jerry discovered his talent and passion for history during his first semester of high school, when a gifted teacher ignited his passion for learning.  At BMCC and now at CCNY, Jerry has ... Read More>>>
 Zachary Hayworth
Zachary Hayworth
Zachary Hayworth is pursuing majors in English and Comparative Literature with minors in French and Italian.  His research examines the transition between Enlightenment and Romantic thought in Europe by exploring the relationship between philosophy, politics, language ... 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
Jeff Kasper
Jeff Kasper studies the histories, theories, and politics of urbanism as a student in the CUNY BA program for interdisciplinary studies. He is a Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellow, Josh & Judy Weston Public Service Scholar, and Kaye Scholar in the Humanities and the Arts ... 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>>>

 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>>>

  Bilha Njuguna
Bilha Njuguna
Bilha Njuguna grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an English major whose research interest lies in the postcolonial literatures of Africa and the Caribbean, and focuses on themes of identity, alienation and the global. She draws inspiration from the classic works of ... Read More>>>
  Seyed Alireza Noori
Seyed Alireza Noori
Ali (Seyed Alireza) Noori, a native of Iran, left his homeland for Ireland at the age of sixteen.  He attended schools in the cities of Galway and Dublin before he relocated to New York City where he enrolled at a small liberal arts college to study Psychology ... Read More >>>
 Jonathan Perlow
Jonathan Perlow
Jonathan Perlow is a mindfulness practitioner and a Psychology major.  He has a degree in Audio Engineering and previously had a music production and songwriting company.  When he became disillusioned with the unfulfilling career path that the music route was taking him, he quit, and began reassessing his life ... 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>>>

 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>>>

 Asha Whale
Asha Whale Wang
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Asha Whale is currently majoring in History and minoring in Black studies and Theater.  Asha is passionate about education and was a college access and success Fellow in the Partners for Change Fellowship at CCNY. She has also interned in ... Read More>>>