Senior Snapshot: Emily Klein

The Nine Ways of Knowing has decided to profile some of the amazing people of the class of 2015, and we’re so sad to see them leave! If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, email us at ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com.


Name: Emily Klein
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Major: Urban Studies

What are You Involved In?
Well Woman Peer Educator. SGA VP for Communications.

Guilty Pleasure?
Mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
Sharing a meal with good friends and good wine on the floor of a too-small dorm room. There’s never quite enough room but there was enough quinoa, cheese, and laughs to last.

Biggest Regret of College?
Not saying “fuck it” often enough – and meaning it. So many of the small things we sweat on a daily basis mean so little in the grand scheme of things and yet they cause us so much stress along the way. I think there’s something about being a young 20-something that can really amplify this nonsense anxiety and once one person gets going, it can be infectious. I’ve only stopped buying into it this semester and life has been SO MUCH BETTER. There are definitely deadlines/assignments/responsibilities/relationships that are important to tend to but there are other ones that will genuinely waste your time. Don’t bother – college, and life is too short so FUCK IT.

Biggest Leap of Faith During College?
TRANSFERRING. I came to Barnard as a transfer my junior year and it was the largest leap of faith, and the most rewarding of them all. It brought me into a community I adore, gave me two of the best years, and taught me that when trying to fit a square peg into a circular hole, stop and go find a square hole instead.

What Will You Miss?
The magnolia in bloom.

What Won’t You Miss?
Assigned reading – reading for pleasure, here I come!

Favorite Place On or Off Campus?
The Riverside Park Community Garden at 91st Street.

In 5 Words or Less, What’s Next?
Figuring it out as we go (sorry, that’s 6 words).

Midnight Breakfast or Orgo Night?
Midnight breakfast obvi.

If you were a Morningside Heights Bar or Restaurant Which Would You Be?
Pisticci ❤

Who Will Play You in a Biopic of Your Life?
A young Meryl Streep.

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