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Kafia Ahmed

Kafia Ahmed

MA Candidate - Social Innovation and Creative Activism

After graduating magna cum laude from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, with a BA in international studies, Kafia . . .

Philippe Asseily

Philippe Asseily

MA Candidate – Near East History: Beirut Circa 1760

Born and raised in Beirut, Philippe left Lebanon—and the civil war there—when he was a teenager. After graduating from . . .

Adam Bligh-Hasan

Adam Bligh-Hasan

BA Candidate – Aesthetics for the Healing of Trauma

Adam moved to New York to attend the only BA program he felt took seriously the power . . .

Shalena Broadnax

Shalena Broadnax

MA Candidate - The History of the City of New York

A Brooklyn native,Shalena was looking for a graduate program that had an interdisciplinary approach to exploring big ideas. At . . .

Kareem Collie

Kareem Collie

MA Candidate - Narrative Theory and Visual Culture

Kareem graduated with honors from Pratt Institute and went on to a career in brand development, strategy, and marketing for companies that ranged from traditional advertising agencies to interactive and multidisciplinary studios. . . .

Benjamin Decker

Benjamin Decker

MA Candidate - Interactive Media Studies

With a BA from Harvard in new media, computer science, economics, and psychology, Benjamin worked in corporate strategy at NBC before coming to Gallatin to pursue an interdisciplinary degree in interactive media studies. . . .

Olivia Ellis

Olivia Ellis

BA Candidate - Transcribing Culture

Born in France and raised in Massachusetts, Olivia chose Gallatin so she could take courses in film, theatre, and . . .

Steven Galeazzi

Steven Galeazzi

MA Candidate - Innovation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, Steve served as an Army officer in both Latin America and Afghanistan from 2004 to . . .

Morgan Grain

Morgan Grain

MA Candidate - Race and Media Studies

Morgan was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated cum laude from Florida AM University before moving to New York . . .

Gwen Hornig

Gwen Hornig

BA Candidate - Theatre of War

An Oakland, California native, Gwen came to Gallatin because it afforded her the opportunity to explore her interest in . . .

Hajra Jamal

Hajra Jamal

BA Candidate – Narrative Medicine and Medical Narratives

Growing up in Jersey City, Hajra had no idea that she’d embark on the biggest journey of her life just across the Hudson River. . . .

Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson

MA Candidate – Urban Agriculture and Community Development

Through Gallatin’s Urban Democracy Lab, Erin spent a summer in Madrid as a Global Fellow in Urban Practice researching the recent development of urban agriculture and the urban social movement there. . . .

Alice Lambert

Alice Lambert

BA Candidate - Dance, Choreography, Literature, and Anatomy

Born and raised in Lyon, France, Alice trained as a dancer and balanced her studies with performing arts. This . . .

Mackenzie Leighton

Mackenzie Leighton

BA Candidate - Social Justice and Arts Activism, minor in Creative Writing

Originally from Maine, Mackenzie chose Gallatin for its academic flexibility and because it offers the possibility for creative exploration. . . .

Victor Leonard

Victor Leonard

BA Candidate - Fashion Design, Marketing, Race, Gender, and Sexuality

“My first year interdisciplinary seminar, Picture Theories, taught by Professor Chinnie Ding, laid the foundation for my evaluating imagery in society,” says Victor. . . .

Daniel McElroy

Daniel McElroy

BA Candidate - Theatre for a Globalizing World

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Daniel chose Gallatin as a way to pursue and weave together his artistic and academic passions, instead of having to choose between them. . . .

Roshani Moorjani

Roshani Moorjani

BA Candidate – Writing about Social Change in Africa; Minor: Postcolonial Literature

Rosh’s avid interest in international development and appreciation for diversity stems from her multinational background and identity as a . . .

Louisa Nolte

Louisa Nolte

BA Candidate - Architectural Studies, minor in Studio Art

Originally from Munich, Germany, Louisa is developing a concentration in architectural studies that considers cultural, social, and environmental contexts. . . .

Daryl Ocampo

Daryl Ocampo

BA Candidate – Child and Adolescent Cognitive Development

Born and raised in the Philippines, Daryl and his family migrated to California when his mother was granted American citizenship. . . .

Susan Rattigan

Susan Rattigan

BA Candidate - Biology and Anthropology

After graduating from high school in West Hartford, Connecticut, Susan chose to come to Gallatin because the School allows . . .

Natalie Cassandra Smith

Natalie Cassandra Smith

BA Candidate - Theatre and Economics

An Arizona native, Natalie chose Gallatin in part because of the liberal arts experience it offers. “I . . .

Maxwell Smith

Maxwell Smith

BA Candidate – Violence, Pain, Ethics, and the Self

Born and raised close to London, England, Maxwell looked to the American college system when deciding where to complete his undergraduate work and saw . . .

Rowan Spencer

Rowan Spencer

MA Candidate - Sound, Music, and Mixed Media

Rowan Spencer is a musician, writer, and mixed media artist who holds a BA in English from McGill University. . . .

John Sumpter

John Sumpter

MA Candidate – Media, Communications, and Social Development

After completing his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in political science with a focus on Middle East development, John . . .

Hannah Treasure

Hannah Treasure

BA Candidate – Education, Human Rights, and Chinese Studies

A native of Dallas, Texas, Hannah moved to NYC to pursue a concentration that involves education, human rights, and Chinese studies. . . .

Kevin Vavasseur

Kevin Vavasseur

MA Candidate – Theater and Media Studies

In choosing the Gallatin MA program, Kevin found a way to coalesce all of his disparate professional . . .

Austen Wigglesworth

Austen Wigglesworth

BA Candidate - Art, Technology, Humanity; minor Computer Science

After growing up in a small town in northeast Massachusetts, Austen came to Gallatin with the intention of studying the entertainment industry. . . .