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Majors Committee

Majors Committee Members

Andrea Ditkoff ‘18

Andrea is a senior, and is also working on an English correlate in American Literature. She is from New York City (and very proud of it). She is interested in women’s medical and scientific history in the nineteenth and twentieth century United States, and writing her thesis on eugenics in Vassar’s curriculum in the early twentieth century.

You can usually find her in Special Collections, either at work as a student assistant or researching for her thesis. Feel free to talk to her about pizza, American history, or whatever you’re currently reading.

Kylan MacLeod ‘19

Kylan is a junior history major.

He is on the Vassar Democrats and Jewett House Team.

His favorite place on campus is the library!

Naveed Nikpour ‘19

Naveed is a junior, from Miami, Florida, majoring in history and biochemistry. He loves the history department because of the amazing professors and the variety of classes. He is interested in the history of medicine and military. When not busy with history, Naveed is involved with VCEMS and ResLife.

Antar Thiam ‘19

Antar Thiam is a junior and history major, who grew up in London and while there, specifically during his last two years of high school, specialised in 20th Century Russian history.

Since coming to Vassar, Antar has had the pleasure of taking numerous courses within the history department, which in turn have allowed him to expand his interests into various different eras and fields of history.

He joined the History Majors’ Committee near the start of this academic year and is very excited to continue working with the fellow members, trying to find ways in which to best serve the history department.

Caroline Ingram ‘19

Caroline is a junior history major from the DC area, also working on correlates in Hispanic Studies and economics. She has yet to hone in on a specific area of interest, simply because she has too thoroughly enjoyed every class she has taken thus far in the History Department.

In her time outside of Swift, she is a member of Vassar Refugee Solidarity, and a CARES listener. She is also very excited to be spending the upcoming spring semester studying abroad in Madrid.

Emma Wiley ‘20

Emma is a second-year from the Virginia side of the D.C. Metro area. In addition to her history major, she is also working toward an education teaching certification. Her historical focus includes American history, historical memory, and storytelling.

She has also recently been interested in historical archaeology and Vassar’s history. Apart from her academic interests, Emma can often be found out on the Hudson River in the early morning with the Vassar Rowing Team or in the archaeology lab sorting through historical garbage.

Hanna Stasuik ‘20

Hanna declared her history major her first year at Vassar and has not looked back. She is currently a sophomore who is also pursuing an education correlate/social studies teaching certification. She is interested in modern American history, women’s history, and LGBTQ history.

Besides the majors’ committee, Hanna is involved with Vassar on Tap and Vassar Haiti Project (the coolest orgs on campus!) and is excited to be Professor Cohen’s research assistant this year. Hanna's hobbies include drinking excessive amounts of tea, freaking out about HGTV and horrible reality shows, and going to sleep earlier than everyone else on campus.

Isabel Bielat ‘20

Isabel is a sophomore History major from Connecticut. Her other academic interests include Victorian Studies and Hispanic Studies. She sings in several choirs and works in Vassar’s Special Collections.

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