Your Weekly Low Down | November 22, 2016

The latest from your Columbia alumni community:

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StorySpace (Part 3: Perseverance)

photo-1470472304068-4398a9daab00.jpegThis week is the third and final installment of StorySpace @ Columbia from the Office of University Life. If you haven’t heard Part I or Part II, go listen to them! We’ll wait.

But here’s a quick refresher:

StorySpace @ Columbia is a new storytelling project that presents personal and inspiring stories from students across Columbia.

Today, we wrap up the theme of identity with stories about perseverance, confronting challenges, and finding inspiration in unusual places.

Advisory: We want to warn our listeners that some of today’s content deals with sensitive topics.  

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Creating Your Personal Leadership Brand

Not everyone has a Broadway hit based on their lives (Hamilton), or a hashtag trending on Twitter (#NotoriousRBG) like some Columbia alumni, but your professional stature can be enhanced and amplified greatly through developing and honing your personal brand.

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Featured Alum: Betsy Kalin '91CC

In 1997, Betsy Kalin '91CC formed Itchy Bee Productions, a full service production and distribution company, specializing in high-quality films that entertain, educate, and inspire. The director received a BA in Women's Studies from Columbia College and an MFA in Directing from the University of Miami.

Kalin recently completed a nine-year-long film project, East LA Interchange. CAA Arts Access spoke with Kalin about this undertaking.


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Your Weekly Low Down | November 11, 2016

The latest Columbia news in your weekly Low Down roundup:

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Featured Alumna: Naama Tsabar '10SOA

Your Weekly Low Down | November 4, 2016

A powerful account from a Columbia student, alumni at Art Basel, and the C-mojis you must download—here's your weekly news from The Low Down. 

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Show Your Columbia Pride with Columbia-Themed Emojis

It's official: Columbia emojis have arrived!

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The Stories Behind the Stats: Refugee Kids in Greece

By Shanna Crumley '18SIPA

Before my international affairs graduate program had even begun, I had the chance to work face-to-face with the refugee issues that I would study in the fall here at Columbia. I wanted to hear the stories behind the statistics of the refugee and migrant crisis, to see the challenges on the ground, and the grassroots response. I strongly believe that all policy-makers and practitioners should spend time in the field, meeting the people affected by policies and projects.

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Featured Alum: Katie Enna '05CC

Katie Enna '05CC is the executive director of Gallim Dance. She has a breadth of experience in the art world—within both the for-profit and non-profit sectors—where she has been recognized for organizational growth through fundraising, operational efficiencies, strategic partnerships, and marketing.

Most recently at American Express, Katie led a strategy and business development team, where she oversaw investments, partnerships, and growth strategies, including a long-term plan for Arts & Entertainment and an innovative non-profit marketing campaign. Katie also spent several years at Christie's, where she implemented sustainable operational improvements across the business. A passionate arts advocate, Katie has also served a variety of arts organizations across the nation in a pro bono capacity, including grant writing for the Aspen Institute Arts Program, educational programming and marketing for Bay Area museums, and a feasibility study for a Brooklyn-based performing arts organization.

Katie earned her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA in Art History and French from Columbia University. While at Stanford, she was selected by faculty to teach coursework in strategic leadership and served as co-president and CFO of Board Fellows, a program placing MBA students on non-profit boards across the Bay Area.

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