Jung-Hee Hyun is a sophomore from South Korea majoring in urban studies and minoring in Russian. This summer she is interning at the Korean Research Institute of Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET), a national policy research organization. Jung-Hee will be assisting KRIVET with policy research and development, and executing and promoting events for the Center of International Cooperation. This will be her first time working in Korea and she is excited to experience a steep learning curve in both the job and the language. On campus, Jung-Hee has served on Student Government Association for the past two years and she is looking forward to being an RA next year. During her free time, Jung-Hee loves to ride the subway, attend yoga classes, and make bowls and cups with clay.
Eva Schneider, class of 2013, graduated Bronx High School of Science and grew up in Greenwich Village, New York. She is a political science major, and is planning to minor in environmental science and sociology. She intends to become involved in politics later on in her life, but her current interests seem to point towards a career in law, specifically environmental law. She is passionate about her education as well as the arts—she has played piano since age four, and last summer helped teach jazz improvisation at a piano ensemble summer program for youth. She has also tap danced since age eight, and two semesters ago she choreographed a tap piece for Columbia’s Orchesis dance group. Eva is thrilled to be an Athena Scholar and a Williams Fellow and is looking forward to her summer internship with Reede Street Strategies.
Born and raised in Albania, Melisa Bardhi studies political science and economics at Barnard College. She is particularly interested in international political economics and women’s leadership on a global scale. In the past, Melisa has worked as a Bank of America Student Leader and has held various intern positions with the Morningside Area Alliance, World Policy Institute, and the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. This summer she will be interning at the office of Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, as a Williams Fellow. Following Barnard, Melisa intends to use her knowledge and skills to develop foreign economic policy and promote sustainable development and philanthropy in increasingly complex and diverse political environments.