Meet the HC Columbia Barnard Executive Board

Name: Rachel Beinus

Position: Editor-in-chief/ Campus Correspondent 

School and Year: Barnard 2021

Major: History (European concentration) and sociology minor

Hometown: Los Angeles

Horoscope Sign: Taurus (both my moon and rising signs are Scorpio if you want to get fancy)

Favorite Song At the Moment: “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Also, my queen Lizzo with “Juice” and “Truth Hurts”. 

What You’re Watching on Netflix RN: This isn’t on Netflix, but watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!! I’m very excited for season 3 coming out at the end of the year. It’s on Amazon Prime!

How has being a member of Her Campus impacted your college career: I’ve been a member of Her Campus since the beginning of my freshman year, and I have become a much more confident writer as a result of this. The team is also so supportive, and I’ve gained amazing friendships from this organization. 

 

Name: Erica Kam

Position: Senior Editor

School and Year: Barnard 2021

Major: English with a concentration in creative writing

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Horoscope Sign: Libra

Favorite Song At the Moment: “Boy with Luv” by BTS ft. Halsey (yes, I’ve sold my soul to BTS; no, I don’t regret it)

What You’re Watching on Netflix RN: Technically not Netflix, but I’ve been catching up on Big Little Lies lately!

How has being a member of Her Campus impacted your college career: Considering I interned at HCHQ in Boston last summer, continued to work in journalism this summer, went on a trip to Cuba with HC members from other schools, and have met some of my favorite people here, I’d say HC has impacted me a lot in the best way possible. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish this year!

 

Name: Ariana Chuback

Position: Director of Social Media and Publicity

School and Year: Barnard College, 2021

Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology and English

Hometown: Armonk, NY

Horoscope Sign: Virgo

Favorite Song At the Moment: Toast by Koffee

What You’re Watching on Netflix RN: Patriot Act

How has being a member of Her Campus impacted your college career: Her Campus gave me a space to increase my knowledge of social media platforms through a magazine lens, connect with a lovely group of gals that bring new and fun ideas to every meeting, and a place to be myself. From #flamedfridays to our cute club outings, I’ve gained a group of friends that have become quintessential to my college experience. 

 

Name: Arianna Antigone

Position: Secretary, Editor, and Writer

School and Year: Barnard College 2022

Major: English

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Horoscope Sign: Aquarius

Favorite Song At the Moment: Señorita by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes

What You’re Watching on Netflix RN: The Good Place

How has being a member of Her Campus impacted your college career: Being a member of Her Campus has impacted my college career by giving me a space to write a wide range of articles on things that interest me, read the amazing works of the other members, and make lasting friendships. Her Campus was the first on-campus organization that I joined my freshman year and so it was my first opportunity to grow as a writer and make friends outside of classes. Since then, I’ve made amazing friends, become a better writer, and branched out within the club.

Name: Lizzie Karpen

Position: Treasurer

School and Year: Barnard, 2022

Major: Political Science and English with a concentration in Film

Hometown: New York, NY

Horoscope Sign: Sagattarius 

Favorite Song At the Moment: “Paper Rings” by Taylor Swift and “Rollercoaster” by the Jonas Brothers

What You’re Watching on Netflix RN: Lucifer!!!

How has being a member of Her Campus impacted your college career: Her Campus has given me an outlet to write all my thoughts, even though most of them should not be shared. I am able to go from politics to television to a stolen bottle of cleanser and that is 100 percent okay. However, most of all, Her Campus has provided me with a community of ambitious, kind, and amazing women who support one another which I could get nowhere else. 

 

Name: Collier Curran

Position: Editor

School and Year: Barnard 2020 

Major: English, with minors in art history and psychology

Hometown: Long Island, NY Horoscope Sign: Sagittarius (but my enneagram—1w2—is a much better gauge of my personality)

Favorite Song At the Moment: “Cornelia Street” by Taylor Swift and “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi (I am not actually heartbroken, I swear)

What You’re Watching on Netflix RN: Schitt’s Creek! I am convinced there is a Moira Rose line for every occasion.

How has being a member of Her Campus impacted your college career: I love Her Campus with all of my heart! I joined my junior year, but it feels like I have been a member of the team for years because of how close we have all become. When I started college, I wanted my involvements to be more than just an hour or two of my week. I wanted to form meaningful relationships and develop myself as a writer and leader. HCCB has allowed me to do all of those things, and has quickly become one of the most valuable aspects of my college experience.

 

Name: Beth Abbott

Position: Editor

School and Year: Barnard 2020

Major: History and a minor in English

Hometown: New York, NY

Horoscope Sign: Aries

Favorite Song At the Moment: “The Greatest” by Lana Del Rey and “Cruel Summer” by Taylor Swift

What You’re Watching on Netflix RN: Friends because it will be taken off Netflix at the end of the year. Next on the list is Derry Girls.

How has being a member of Her Campus impacted your college career: I joined Her Campus last year, and it has changed my college experience for the better. I have not only become a better writer and editor, but also a better leader and person because everyone who writes for Her Campus is amazing.