Emma Kaneira

Laidlaw Scholar 2022, Barnard College of Columbia University
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Mrinalini Sisodia Wadhwa

Student, Columbia University

I am a student at Columbia University majoring in History and Mathematics, originally from New Delhi, India, and New York City. My research interests lie at the intersection of women's rights activism and anti-colonial movements in 20th Century South Asia. 

Grace Schleck

Student, Barnard College

Researcher, organizer, and photographer. Aspiring spatial designer interested in social and environmental sustainability in the built environment.
Amaya Williams

Laidlaw Scholar, Barnard College

Lika Gegenava

Student, Barnard College

Isabella Garcia Bernstein

Undergraduate Research Fellow , Barnard College of Columbia University

Hello everyone! My name is Isabella Garcia Bernstein (she/they), and I am going into my second year at Barnard College. I study Spanish and Latin American Cultures and Archaeology. My research project involves examining the allegorical play Loa for the Divine Narcissus by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to situate her views of scholarship and education in the larger educational structure of colonial Mexico. With my research, I hope to gain an understanding of educational disenfranchisement in the country as a result of Spanish Catholic colonization. I look forward to connecting with you all.

Isabella Whitney

Student, Barnard College of Columbia University

E Jen Liu

Undergraduate Research Fellow, Barnard College

Melissa Marie Wang

Student, Barnard College


My name is Melissa Wang and I'm an Information Science and English double major at Barnard College. I have experience in research, product development, publishing, and poetry. I care about the representation of different narratives in published literature as well as equal access to higher education.

Ramya Arumilli

Student, Barnard College

Second-year student at Barnard College majoring in Medical Anthropology. Interested in global health, reproductive justice, and integrative medicine. Researching the effects of socio-political conditions on the representation of menstrual health in India, focusing on religious and cultural influences on health practices, with the Sabarimala Ayyappa (Kerala) and Kamakhya Devi (Assam) temples as case studies.

Ana Eveleigh

B.A. Candidate in Religion and Human Rights, Barnard College

Ana is a junior at Barnard College pursuing a combined major in religion and human rights. She is specifically interested in religion in U.S. politics, law, and histories of empire. Her other passions include Arabic language study, vocal jazz, and coffee culture.