Athena Center Interns

Julia Kennedy is a rising senior at Barnard and one of the two Athena Film Festival interns this summer. At Barnard, she has been involved with student government as Sophomore Class Vice President her sophomore year. Next year, she will be the Vice President for Student Government. She's also been involved with McAc, the Student Wellness Project, Peer Health Exchange, and is a BSAR (aka a tour guide) for Admissions and an Athena Scholar. In her spare time, she likes to read, cook, go to the gym, and of course, watch fun TV shows and films! She's looking forward to working with the Athena Center for the next eight months and helping plan the film festival.


Emmeline Rodriguez is a senior at Barnard College majoring in Political. Emmeline is an active member of the Athena Center: she has been an Athena Leadership Scholar since her sophomore year, has interned for the Athena Center for over a year, participated as one of the 2012 Williams Program for Women in Politics Fellows, and has served as a member of the Student Advisory Board for two years. On campus, Emmeline is a Resident Assistant and a member of the Executive Board for Women’s History Month. This summer, she worked as an intern for the Mayor of New York City at the Commission on Women’s Issues, where she conducted research on issues affecting NYC women and girls. Emmeline is interested in political advocacy and social justice and hopes to pursue a career in public service.


Shin Woon is a junior majoring in Economics and minoring in Architecture. At Barnard, she is a teaching assistant for intro to environmental science, an ambassador for Barnard’s Visiting International Students Program (VISP) and the Vice President of Southeast Asian Development and Service (SEADS). Over the summer, she assisted in an anthropological research on the impact of climate change in Nepal. She also conducted a research project on the Japanese oversea presence, compared to that of other East Asian countries. Currently, she is leading a student-initiative trip to Cambodia next summer to investigate the social impact of non-profit organizations in Cambodia. Coming from a diverse background, Shin loves travelling, meeting people, and learning their history and culture.