Student Voices

Everyone's Columbia story is unique, which is why we are excited to share them!

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Julian Melo is an immigrant, first generation American, United States Army veteran and a senior at the

Dylan Baca (CC‘25) and Tristan Espinoza (CC‘25) are both board members of the

Johanna Martinez (CC ‘24) is studying sustainable development and was selected as one of the inaugural

Abel Al-Iqbal Radian (CC '23) is co-president of the Columbia Indonesian Society, an active member the CU Society of Hip Hop, and working on an

Earlier this month, Trina Nurse graduated from the School of Social Work as part of the Class of 2022.

William Yuen Yee said it was one email he sent to a professor that would change his future and help lead him to begin his career in foreign relatio

Chinmayi Balusu (she/her) graduated this Spring from Columbia College.

In honor of Women's History Month, Sara Rashidi '23MPH shares her story of her family's move to California from Iran and how the women in her famil

At the age of eight, Krisna J Panchal (SEAS ‘25), already knew how to change the faucet and remove the pipes below her kitchen sink to fix a le

An interview with University Life Executive Vice President Dennis Mitchell on his journey from a junior hockey champion in Toronto to championing i

Hear from first-generation students at Columbia who shared a bit about their stories, motivation, and what led them to the University.