Anthony Berrios ’21 is a Biology major at Lehman College. The reason why he joined the Rare Books Scholars class is due to his interest in art. He is also part of the Lehman Scholars Program.

Talia Espinal ’19 is a Junior at Lehman college. She is majoring in English Literature with a minor in Middle School and High School Education. After graduation, she will attend graduate school to continue her education and become a certified New York City school teacher.

Deirdre Fanzo ’18 is a senior at Lehman College. She is a student in the Lehman Scholar’s program and is majoring in English as a part of the department’s prestigious English Honors Program. She recently wrote a thesis on addiction narratives in Romantic and Victorian Gothic texts and hopes to publish her work on the topic. She is also the news editor of the Meridian, the Lehman College newspaper, and is the president and a co-founder of the LGBTQ+ Alliance on campus. After graduating in the spring, she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences at Queens College.

Zoe Fanzo ’19 is a Macaulay Honors student at Lehman College, majoring in history. Since the fall of 2016, she has been the print producer and web designer of the Meridian, the Lehman College newspaper. She is also the co-founder and vice president of Lehman’s LGBTQ+ Alliance.

Sharon Lee ’19 is a Macaulay Honors and EHP student at Lehman College who majors in Literature. She won first place in the 2017 CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest and plans to further her writing career after graduation.

Rofiat Ogundapo ’19 is a Lehman Scholar majoring in Biology at Lehman College. In the future she plans to be a cardiologist.

Ivy Polanco ’21 is a Lehman Scholar majoring in political science and philosophy. After her undergraduate education, she plans on becoming an attorney.

Abirami Rajeev ’20 is a Macaulay Honors student at Lehman College, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Human Rights and Film and Television Studies. She plans to join the Peace Corps after her undergrad, and then go on to Law School.

Nicholas Santiago ’18 is an English major, specializing in Literature and is a part of Lehman’s English Honors Program. He recently wrote a senior thesis on the connections between Aristotelian modes of rhetoric and digital composition of the twenty-first century. After graduating, he hopes to author books on writing theory and practice along and furthering his goal of becoming a professor.

Jerlisa Ware ’18 is an English Creative Writing major with a minor in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, she plans on becoming a teacher and continuing to be active in the arts.

Hardik Yadav ’19 is an Indian-born student of (Honors) literature. His interests lie in literary and movie criticism; ask him about Bollywood. He has appeared in The New Yorker for “taking issue with Trump’s ‘gibberish’” in their 2016 article, ‘Donald Trump vs. New York City’ by Daniel Wenger. He represented India as its Youth Ambassador in the years 2010 and ’11; June 25th, 2011 was celebrated as ‘Hardik Yadav Day’ in Ossining, NY.

Calandra Albert ’19 is an English Literature major pursuing a life as an educator. She currently tutors at the Academic Center of Excellence at Lehman College. Her interests aside from her educational pursuits are building her personal collection of self-written poetry, songs, and plays. In graduate school, she plans to narrow her studies to focusing on the evolution of African American woman’s voices from the 1920s and beyond.

Beth Burkhardt ’21 is a Psychology and Chemistry major at Lehman College. She is a part of the Lehman Scholars Program and the Pathways to Students Stem Success.

Gabriella Walrath ’19 is a Studio Art major at Lehman College. She plans to pursue a career in animation and illustration upon graduating.

Hossam Elenshendidi ’20 is a Bio-Chemistry major at Lehman College with a minor in Spanish. He is also a part of the Lehman Scholars program.

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