Profiles

Faculty: Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson is the Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor in Languages and Literature at Bard College. She is a former senior editor at the Paris Review and the author of five novels. Simpson has been awarded a Whiting Prize (1986), a Guggenheim (1988), a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Hodder Fellowship (1987), a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Prize (1995), a Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize (2001). She is a Pen Faulkner finalist (2001) and most recently received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2008).
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Student Stories

The students below came from across the country and around the globe to study at Bard, undertaking a broad range of academic programs in Annandale. While pursuing their degrees, they volunteer in the community, develop their career goals, and bring their talents to the campus and the region. They share a love of learning and the leadership to make their mark on the world.

Student Spotlight: Soldier, Photojournalist, and Bard Senior
J. p. Lawrence ‘14

Student Spotlight: Soldier, Photojournalist, and Bard Senior <br />J. p. Lawrence ‘14
As Bard senior J. p. Lawrence prepares to graduate in May, he will not be entering the work force for the first time—far from it. The anthropology and writing joint major, Bard Free Press editor-in-chief, and cross-country runner has been a member of the U.S. Army National Guard since 2008.

Why I Chose Bard



Samuel Pratt '14 chose Bard because the idea of a double major in philosophy and dance really appealed
to him. “What I knew was that any academic pursuit was going to be integral to my growth and evolution
as an artist.”

Profiles

YuSung Eo ’15

YuSung Eo ’15
YuSung, a native of South Korea, is majoring in political studies with a concentration in global international studies. YuSung has been enrolled in the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, and plans to go back to his home country after graduation in order to pursue a career in politics.
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Jessica Lambert ‘14

Jessica Lambert ‘14
Jessica Lambert is an environmental and urban studies major from the small town of Liberty, New York. Jessica has worked with local nonprofits as an advocate for youth empowerment and community organizing. As a student representative for the Bard Sustainability Council, she’s committed to improving environmental practices on campus.
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Lucy Flamm ‘15

Lucy Flamm ‘15
Lucy Flamm, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a history major with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. Lucy is active on campus and off, taking advantage of interdisciplinary study, funded summer internships, and the freedom to start her own campus club.
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Mildred Kissai ’15

Mildred Kissai ’15
Mildred Kissai ’15, originally from Tanzania, was attending high school in Qatar when she learned about Bard. She’s a Citizen Science Fellow and also works with Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement. Mildred plans to joint major in biology and chemistry.
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Julia DeFabo ’14

Julia DeFabo ’14
Julia studies anthropology, French, and Africana studies at Bard. Her interest in Western representations of African art has brought her a long way from her hometown near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—as a Bard student she’s interned at an Atlanta museum and will spend a semester in Senegal studying the nation’s language and culture.
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Jack Lee ’15

Jack Lee ’15
Jack came to Bard from Atlanta, Georgia. As a Posse scholar, he is recognized as a young leader and receives a full-tuition scholarship to attend Bard. He’s a joint major in political studies and film, and plans to pursue a career in international broadcasting.
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David Bloom '13, M.M. '14

David Bloom '13, M.M. '14
David Bloom of Birmingham, Alabama, is the co-artistic director of the music ensemble Contemporaneous, which is based at the College and includes many Bard alumni/ae and students. He received his B.A. in music at Bard, and is now pursuing graduate study in the Orchestral Conducting Program at the Bard Conservatory of Music.
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Zerrin Holle ’14

Zerrin Holle ’14
Zerrin is a dual citizen of Turkey and the United States, majoring in anthropology at Bard with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. Zerrin conducts research on displaced Kurdish families in Turkey and works with local human rights organizations. She’s preparing to study abroad in Cairo, and looking forward to a career as an anthropologist.
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Stephen Wyssenski ’15

Stephen Wyssenski ’15
Stephen hails from New Jersey and is moderating into the Psychology Program at Bard. He works as a laboratory assistant, finding time to write and act outside of class.
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Brianna Bean ’14

Brianna Bean ’14
Film major Brianna received a scholarship to come to Bard from Hawaii, where she grew up. A lifelong soccer player, she found her home away from home at Bard with her teammates.
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