Student Voices

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The views and perspectives students share within University Life's Student Voices blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Columbia University in the City of New York, or the Office of University Life.


Throughout his life, Ferdinando Castro-Gonzalez, GS’24, has needed to dig deep to find motivation in the face of challenges.

Tenneh Sillah, ARTS ‘23, studies acting and works with University Life as a Com

Maya Castronovo, CC’23, joined University Life as a freshman looking for a work-study job.

Shatize Pope is studying human rights at the School of General Studies.

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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