Ever wonder who the wonderful ladies are behind the Her Campus Siena articles? This semester you’ll find out! Check back in every now and then for our profiles of each member of the amazing Her Campus Siena team.
Name: Karina Wojnar
Year: Dec 2017 / First Semester Senior
Major: Interdisciplinary Major with minors in social justice & global citizenship, economics, and creative arts
Hometown: Ringwood, NJ
HC Siena: Why did you choose your major?
KW: I decided to make my own major because no major truly fit my passions here. I’ve also considered myself a well-rounded person in many regards, so confining myself to a singular specific subject did not work for me.
HC Siena: Why did you want to get involved with Her Campus Siena?
KW: I went to an all-girls high school. After spending a year at Siena, I missed my girl-community. I wanted that safe space. Plus, I get to write! And I love writing.
HC Siena: What is your favorite part of working with Her Campus?
KW: I love our team bonding and our team in general. It’s so nice to have this little group of gal pals to hang out with.
HC Siena: Out of all the articles you have written, which one is your favorite and why?
KW: “How to Soar After a Break-Up: As Told By the Gilmore Girls“. It’s one I wrote from the heart (about the heart). I have had my fair share of broken hearts. I do not regret any of them. They taught me so much about life and myself. I wanted to share what I learned with others. Break-ups are really hard. It’s easier to do them with a friend and some words of advice on your side.
HC Siena: What is something that makes you happy?
KW: Dancing like nobody is watching, even if everybody is.
HC Siena: What would your memoir be called and why?
KW: “My Feelings Are Valid.” I’m a sensitive person, and I always felt like I was overreacting. It wasn’t until recently I began to validate my own and others’ feelings. It’s important to me to know that what I am feeling is okay, and good, and human. If someone had told me that growing up, I think I would have a lot less social anxiety.
HC Siena: If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you bring?
KW: Are we talking physical survival items or personal items (spiritual survival)? Physical: pocket knife, water purifier, and a blanket. Spiritual: drawings pencils, sketchbooks, and another human.
HC Siena: If you could choose a mentor, who would it be?
KW: I wouldn’t want to choose. Mentors come into our lives as they should to whom they should. If you mess with the system then we won’t learn the lessons we are meant to.
HC Siena: Why do you think everyone should read Her Campus Siena?
KW: It’s a feel-good community and read. It reminds me of a Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul but with college girl humor.