My name is Sara and I am a junior at the School of General Studies (GS ’25) majoring in art history with an anticipated concentration in sociology. Prior to arriving at Columbia University, I had a decade-long career as a professional ballet dancer in Europe. I realize the ways in which the arts and academia have enriched my life and wish this for others. As a Global Thought Scholar, I seek to both contribute to and learn from a community that thrives on exchange while advocating for accessibility to education.