Name: Emily Isakson, MA ‘21
Hometown: Worcester, MA
College: Mount Holyoke College

Although I focus on the Ancient World, I have always believed that to really understand history and make it accessible to a wide range of people, I need to have a fuller perspective of the world. Here at BGC, I not only have the opportunity to learn about the material world, but I have found the varying historical perspectives that I have been searching for in the class offerings. The faculty are well-rounded representatives of different fields of study, which is one of the reasons that I chose BGC over a standard museum studies program. With faculty support, I am able to explore Classical histories and also have the chance to explore Asian, American, Hispanic histories, and more. The interdisciplinary education Bard Graduate Center offers is unparalleled to any other graduate program.