Documentary filmmaker and anthropology major Joelle Powe from Jamaica talks about how abundant opportunities at Bard have supported her academic, cultural, and artistic vision.
Christina Kiser, from North Providence, Rhode Island, knew in high school that she wanted to go to medical school and become a surgeon. Top of her game in both athletics and academics, she was recruited for the Bard women’s basketball team and received a prestigious Distinguished Scientist Scholarship to study biology.
Levi Lakota Lowe
Levi Lakota Lowe, from Jamestown, California, came to Bard sight unseen and fell in love with the campus as soon as he arrived. A double major in biology and philosophy, Lowe says he is obsessed with questions, thinking of new ways to do things, and the philosophical implications of those new approaches.
The daughter of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, and the first in her family to attend college, Jen Lara grew up in the Corona, Queens, neighborhood of New York City. A mathematics major, Jen is passionate about education and helping more minority women enter STEM fields.
Sedona, Arizona, native Viveca Lawrie was discovered by a Bard College Conservatory of Music faculty member, who encouraged her to apply to Bard. The opportunity to attain a double degree, a bachelor of music in trumpet performance and a bachelor of arts in French studies, appealed to her.
Classical studies major and Bard College Conservatory of Music student Xinyi Wang experienced quarantine twice during the pandemic, first at home in Jiangsu, China in the winter, and then on the Bard campus in the spring. Through it all, she stays positive and engrossed herself in her Senior Project and her violin.
Catherine and Ben Baum
When Catherine Baum started looking at colleges, Bard was on her radar: her older brother, Ben, was already a Bard student. The two siblings grew up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, home of Bard College at Simon's Rock, about an hour’s drive from Annandale.
Stephen hails from New Jersey and is studying psychology at Bard. He works as a laboratory assistant, finding time to write and act outside of class.
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.
Mildred Kissai, 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.
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.
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.
Rachit, from Kathmandu, Nepal, is a biology and chemistry major. He received University of New South Wales gold medals in science and mathematics while in high school, and completed an internship at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as part of a project to make a library of 8,000 compounds.
Human Rights and Written Arts joint major Corinna grew up in the small town of Sherman, Texas. She has been active with Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement and the TLS (Trustee Leader Scholar) program, which supports student volunteer efforts.
Jonian is a joint major in economics and history, serves as the treasurer on Bard’s student government, and is a leader in student voter registration efforts. He came to Bard from a large high school in New York City, and was looking for a small college where he could get to know his peers and professors.
Andrea came to Bard intending to be a psychology major. It was in Citizen Science, the three-week science intensive for first-years, that she realized she wanted to study biology. Now Andrea is taking the next step to being a biology teacher: she's enrolled in Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching program.
A native of Red Hook, New York, Bard senior Julia Jardine hadn’t planned on staying so close to home when she applied for colleges. But as early as her first tour of the campus, Julia loved Bard.
Bard senior and political studies major Austin Lehn interned at EducationUSA last summer, a division of the State Department that helps international students and their families navigate the college admission process in the United States. Now he's considering a career as a Foreign Service officer.
Bard College senior Eva-Marie Quinones is invested in political dialogue and civic engagement. A double major in economics and global and international studies, Eva-Marie has been a leader in the Bard Debate Union and Model United Nations.
Tierney Weymueller works to make science accessible to all.