Karen “Sophie” Park is a nostalgic senior at Columbia College (’16) studying Biology. She’s lived in places known for getting heaps of snow (Buffalo, NY), months without rain (Mesa, AZ), and everything in between (Blacksburg, VA). Outside of academics, you may catch her vlogging, practicing Spanish/French, or playing the ukulele, piano, guitar, clarinet, or drum set (if there’s one around!). Her lifelong ambitions include becoming fluent in Castellano (the “cooler,” Argentinean version of Spanish!”) and making a positive difference in the world daily, big or small. Professionally, she would like to dedicate her time working in the medical field.
Audrey Shi is a junior at Columbia College (’17) double majoring in Biology and Statistics. In her spare time, she loves exploring coffee shops, watching TV shows, reading books and news articles, decorating her room, and listening to music. On campus, she is also involved with the TCC At Your Service Volunteer Program and the Double Discovery Student Organization. She hopes to one day visit Europe, as well as pursue a career in medicine and/or data science.
David Dai is a junior at Columbia College (’17). He plans on majoring in Neuroscience or Biochemistry. Born in Manhattan, Kansas, he finds it slightly amusing that now he can call both the Little Apple and the Big Apple his homes. David is an avid swimmer, soccer player, and Game of Thrones enthusiast. One day, he aspires to become a neuroscience researcher and/or a physician.
Hannah Park is a senior in Columbia Engineering (’16) majoring in Chemical Engineering. She enjoys producing various forms of arts including photography, graphic illustrations and graphic designs. She frequently uses Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, ImageReady) and SAI to create artworks. Hannah is always welcoming new creative members into her Board of Layout Designers, so feel free to contact her if interested!
As an English major, Kimberly Shen is currently a senior in Columbia College (’16). She enjoys writing and hopes to someday pursue a career in journalism. Her personal ambitions include traveling the world and learning a new language. When she is not busy with schoolwork, she can be found curled up in her room watching Korean dramas and anime.
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Michelle Vancura is a freshman in Columbia College (’19) and is a prospective Chemical Physics major. Outside of science, she likes running, listening to music, and eating. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in research.
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Aditya Nair is a junior in Columbia College (’17). He is majoring in either biochemistry or biophysics. He spends most of his time conducting research at CUMC, where he researches the neuronal mechanisms of sexually dimorphic behaviors. In his spare time, Aditya enjoys playing, watching, and following soccer. Aditya is also an avid board game fan.
Tina Liu is a junior in Columbia College (‘17) majoring in Environmental Science. Aside from her paleoclimate research at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, she spends her free time as an amateur poet, avid reader and blogger, and philosophy enthusiast. She dabbles in language and astronomy, plays flute, trumpet, and basketball, listens to country music, and watches crime dramas. But most of all, she loves to use her imagination and listen to or tell silly stories.
Channing Prend is a junior in Columbia College (’17) majoring in Earth Science and concentrating in Math and East Asian Studies. He works at a geophysics lab at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researching the distribution of carbonate in deep sea marine sediments. Channing is also a proud New Hampshirite and enjoys hiking, fishing, and kayaking.