Shreya Sunderram (Barnard, B.A. in Political Science and Urban Teaching Certificate, 2019) currently teaches 9th grade Global History and 12th grade Government and Economics at the Urban Assembly Maker Academy in NYC. In 2018, she founded the inaugural Barnard Bold Conference which facilitates dialogue between students and faculty. BarnardHistoryBlog invites Shreya to share her insights on high school teaching and how history classrooms can be unique spaces of activism to empower and validate diverse experiences.Continue reading “Alumnae Spotlight: Shreya Sunderram on Activism in the High School Classroom”
I first met Batya in my sophomore year in a seminar titled, “Stalinist Civilizations,” taught by Professor Brandon Schechter. Professor Schechter is one of those professors who are true nurturing educators so I can easily attribute my passion for history to him. His ability to engage and teach combined with a room packed full of eloquent and witty students meant that I had no shortage of role models. In this class, I had the pleasure of knowing Batya who struck me as one of the warmest, most helpful, and driven people. Here is Batya in her own words on graduating Barnard, reflecting on her college experience, and having been a History major at Barnard!
–Reporter Connie CaiContinue reading “Alumnae Spotlight: Batya Chava Reflects on the Value of her Barnard Experience”
Caitlin Lynch (Barnard, B.A. in History, 2012; UCLA, J.D., 2016) is a public defender in California. BarnardHistoryBlog invites her to share insights on how her history training has helped prepare her for the challenging job.Continue reading “Alumae Spotlight: Caitlin Lynch on Public Defending”