The 2019-2020 David Bartsch and Joan Haffenreffer Bartsch Fellows to the UCGT

CGT is excited to announce the 2019-2020 David Bartsch and Joan Haffenreffer Bartsch Fellows to the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought: Cassidy Gabriel (Columbia College, 2021) and Hana Mangat (Columbia College, 2022). Read more about their backgrounds and interests below.

Cassidy Gabriel (left) is a junior in Columbia College from Flemington, New Jersey. She is majoring in Political Science, and passionate about global politics, social change, and international sport. Outside of her involvement in the UCGT, Cassidy is a hiking leader for incoming first-year students in the Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow pursuing research on gender inequality in international soccer.

Hana Mangat (right) is a sophomore in Columbia College, originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She is currently majoring in Urban Studies and Education.  She is passionate about issues relating to public policy, immigration, and education. Beyond UCGT, Hana is the Co-President of CU Sewa, a community service based organization, and dances on CU Bhangra, a Punjabi dance team.

The Fellows work alongside faculty and staff of the CGT to lead the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT), and to plan events and initiatives specifically for undergraduates, such as workshops related to the World Leaders Forums, “Talks With Professors,” and “Global Thought Labs.” The Fellows also contribute to the expansion of the undergraduate Global Thought curriculum.

The Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) connects undergraduate students to the rich resources on global issues available at Columbia University. Students from Columbia College, the School of General Studies, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Barnard College join the interdisciplinary work of the CGT, becoming involved in events and initiatives of particular significance to the undergraduate community.