Erin O’Bannon

Get To Know Erin

Major: History '23

Erin is a sophomore in her second year at Columbia. She's studying History, but hopes to also explore creative writing while on campus. When she's not studying or working, she enjoys exploring New York City, experimenting in the kitchen, and reading (ideally near a window and with a cup of tea and her cat). 

Erin's motto is simple and nicked straight from a children's book classic: “Once you are real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.” It worked for the velveteen rabbit and it works for her. This year Erin is excited to focus on making all students with disabilities feel like connected, engaged, and valued members of the campus community. She is particularly focused on the ongoing repercussions of the pandemic on student’s health and well-being, and is eager to create an open and frank dialogue on campus.