Kiara Gomez ’14
on a Fulbright in Athens, Greece
Geosciences major

Career: Entering a Ph.D. program at the University of Texas, Austin

Her own way: “When I was applying, my college counselor advised me not to apply to any out-of-state school because I did not ‘fit’ in their programs. It was after a few days that I realized she meant diversity-wise.”

All of the above: “I took advantage of every opportunity that Smith gave its students: grants, travel, work, Praxis, seminars, fellowships, using the career center, contacting faculty.”

SAQ, Summer 2016

Photographed by Beth Perkins, April 2, 2016, in Astoria, Queens, New York City