O'Leary

Renee
Cherow-O’Leary
1964
Alumnae

I had an early marriage when I was 20 and a student at Barnard going into my senior year. Though the marriage had elements of being “beshert” or “meant to be” because he was related to one of my closest childhood friends, it was a very sad and disorienting time for me. Barnard in my senior year was a kind of refuge from the confusion of this marriage and gave me time for contemplation that I needed. Two years into the marriage, it ended (happily so).