In honor of the 1 year anniversary (+2 days 😝) of my dental school graduation, I thought it would finally be time to introduce my IG fam to one of the most important people in my life- my husband! Greg and I met when we were in college, and after we discovered that we were both pre-dental, we were instant best friends. We took most of our science classes together, and even studied for the DAT together. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him! When it was time to apply to dental schools, we helped each other and never viewed each other as competition. We were actually both invited to interview at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, and our interviews was randomly set FOR THE SAME DAY (imagine that?!)! We made a pact that if we were both to get in, we would go to dental school together. Fast-forward exactly one month to when we both got phone calls of our acceptance to Columbia 🎉 We immediately called each other with the news and were over the moon! A few months later, he asked me to be his girlfriend (I know what you’re thinking. DID HE ACTUALLY ESCAPE THE INFAMOUS “FRIENDZONE?!” Yes, friends, as he would tell you, it was quite a battle, but he actually did it 😂 And now a moment of silence for all the good guys who are still in the friendzone- ladies, maybe you should try giving them a chance like I did 😝). A year later, he asked me to be his wife 👰🏻 It’s now been almost 2 years since we were married, and I’m so happy that I met him in college all those years ago. I wouldn’t have been able to get through dental school without my best friend who became my husband ❤️ He is now an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident at a hospital in Brooklyn, NY and is finishing his first year! I love that we are both able to chase our dreams and be each other’s #1 fans.
I hope you all enjoyed reading about my (long overdue) mini-introduction of Greg! If you’re interested in seeing the things he does on a daily basis, feel free to head over to @themouthsurgeon (disclaimer: if you don’t like blood, you probably shouldn’t look 😂 but his cases are so awesome!!) Finally, a huge congratulations to the Class of 2019!! Best of luck to all of you!! .
I can’t believe how quickly my life has changed in just 5 months! 🤗 Business school has opened so many doors for me with unforgettable experiences and amazing new friends that will last a lifetime. No matter how grueling corporate finance, managerial economics and accounting are, it’s truly all worth it! 🎓✨ #ElleTakesColumbia#cbsmatters
Congratulations to our Masters I graduates from the departments of Arts & Humanities; Curriculum & Teaching; and Math, Science & Technology! During our first masters ceremony of the week at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, we heard remarks from:
. -President Thomas Bailey — who presides over his first Convocation ceremonies as president of Teachers College
-Michelle Fine, a distinguished professor at @GC_CUNY who received TC’s Medal for Distinguished Service -Student speaker Alex Wojcik of Philosophy and Education
-And beautiful music selections from our very talented students! .
Cheers to our new TC alumni! We can’t wait to see where you go from #TCWay . #TCHappy #TeachersCollege#ColumbiaUniversity#Convocation
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¡Pichón! ¡Soldado! ¡Hermano mío! No tienes idea cuanto te admiro y cuánto me emociona estar estos días celebrando este gran paso en tu vida, que aún recuerdo cuando lo decías como un sueño en nuestras noches de desvelo, plática y risa después de “una semana mortal” 🤣🤭 ¡TE AMO! Gracias por siempre compartir tus alegrías conmigo, por reír juntos y siempre consentirme ¡Eres grande! Y estoy segura que nos esperan celebrar muchas cosas más juntos #graduation#columbiauniversity#sipa#pichones
Ayeee thanks FB for reminding me that 4 years ago today I got a REALLY expensive, pointless piece of paper! I’m smiling because the never-ending, soul-crushing student loans hadn’t gone into repayment yet 😫 #masters#gameofloans
Take a trip with us to the Fields... Elysian Fields Cafe transports you to a destination that enriches your mind, body and soul. Heighten your senses, savor the flavors, enjoy every minute of your time with us.
Getting here was not easy. It’s been a journey that’s taken more than 20 years. A journey that my parents started when they decided to immigrate to this country to give us, their children, a better life. Their American dream was never wealth, it was to give us the opportunities they didn’t have.
Today my part of our journey and their dream is complete, soon my siblings will follow.
I want to thank everyone, especially my family for always being there to support and encourage. Those calls from my parents and family in Mexico saying “Echale ganas mijo, tú puedes” always kept me going. Knowing they believed in me made me believe in myself when things got tough.
To everyone still on their own journey: Enjoy it! Have Fun! Create memorable experiences because it will all be over in the blink of a eye. Y cuando las cosas se pongan difícil, échale ganas mijx porque tú puedes. #Roar2019#ColumbiaUniversity#IvyLeague#MechanicalEngineer
Congrats to Class of 2019 Lions 🦁🎓 I sketched this piece while sitting in the middle of my commencement ceremony back in 2016! what an ideal student I am 😂 I remember this day so well like it was yesterday. Oh it was such a fun day! I hope you enjoy the commencement and wish you new grads all the very best in your next journeys. To all the fun and the challenges await🥂💙 #ColumbiaUniversity#PearadaStyle
We have lots of proud friends and family members here to cheer on graduates at the Masters I convocation ceremony. Congrats to graduating students from the A&H, C&T and MST departments! #TCHappy#TCAlumni#ColumbiaUniversity
At Columbia, Max McClure found a place where he could explore disease ecology and learn medicine. On May 22, he will graduate with an MD-MS in Biomedical Sciences. A great moment from his time on campus was when he won first place in basic science for his research year project at the 2019 VP&S Student Research Day. He is pictured accepting his award from VP&S Dean Lee Goldman, MD. To read more, copy and paste this link: http://ow.ly/Vwd250ujPk i #ColumbiaVPS2019#ROAR2019#ColumbiaUniversity#medschool#graduation
How has it been two years already!? I’m endlessly proud of this guy for giving all his heart to his students and bettering himself as an educator. I’m always inspired and moved by your heart and mind, Christian. You are truly making a difference in all the children’s lives you have the honor of teaching—in and out of the classroom 👨🏻🏫 I love you and am so excited for your next steps. Congrats on getting your Masters today 🥳✨ But don’t worry #ColumbiaUniversity , you’ll be seeing more of him around 🔜 EdM ➡️ PhD #fourmoreyears 📚 #teacherscollege
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I can't stop crying, I'm so PROUD of my sons. Only a few people know what I had to do to make sure my sons were able to apply for this program and they were given one week to complete all the requirements of the application.
My GOD is SOOOOOO GOOD 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER FOR YOUR FAVOR AND PROVISIONS. YOU ARE WORTHY OF ALL GLORY HONORS AND PRAISE
Eight years ago, Blaine left her BFA in musical theater program halfway through her first semester when her summer job as a teen writing advisor on @MTV Skins turned into a recurring acting role. She spent the next few years acting on indie films, TV series including Master of None and The Following, and national commercials such as Verizon.
In addition to working as a professional actress, she received her Associates in Theater from Hudson County Community College and learned about #ColumbiaGS after acting in a musical at @Columbia. It seemed like the perfect fit. She joined GS in fall 2016 and immediately sought out the filmmaking community, joining the Columbia University Sketch Show, the Ferris Reel Film Society, and DKA Professional Cinematic Society.
Making a shift from theater to film, Blaine found the Columbia community to be a great support system, allowing her to direct, write, edit, and produce 16 films during her time here. Her next project Walk of Fame, a semi-autobiographical directorial debut short film, will premiere this May at the NY Shorts International Film Festival.
Beyond directing, Blaine's interest in writing for television blossomed. She attended the MFA summer TV writing intensive where a pilot she wrote for class was chosen to be part of NBCUniversal and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Pitch NY, which gave her the opportunity to pitch her television show to industry professionals.
Blaine graduates magna cum laude with a BA in film and media studies. After graduation, Blaine will attend USC for a MFA in Film and TV Production. She was awarded the George Lucas Scholarship, which seeks to support the perspectives of artists from communities that are largely overlooked and promote fair representation of minorities in the entertainment industry. Blaine looks forward to using her voice to create bold female-driven Latinx stories that can bring about meaningful positive social change. When she’s not making her next film, Blaine is probably in a jungle somewhere in the world having solo backpacked to 19 countries in Central America, Europe, and Asia. #GreatGradsOfGS#ColumbiaUniversity