Bari Lynne Spector

Bari Lynne Spector, Class of 2020, Major: Secondary Math Education

Short Bio

I grew up in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. I attended Lower Merion High School, which is where Kobe Bryant attended. I was inspired by my sister to pursue a career in education, so I decided to attend Boston University to earn my Bachelor's in Math Education. I will be graduating in May of 2020.

Activities and Interests

Dance I danced for six years with First Position Dance Arts. My classes included ballet, jazz, and modern. For three years I danced on the studio's dance team. We performed at the half times of the Harlem Globe Trotters and the Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse Teams. A link to First Position Dance Arts' Facebook page: Facebook Group.
Cheer I cheered with the Lower Merion High School cheer team for five seasons. We performed at football games, basketball games, and pep-rallies. We danced, cheered, and stunted. A link to the Lower Merion High School website: website.
Hillel Starting during my first semester freshman year of Boston University, I worked to get involved in the BU Hillel. I planned events with the OU-JLIC, and I assisted the Conservative Minyan Leader. Later I ran for student board and was appointed to be the Conservative Minyan Leader on the Religious Life Committee. I served on both boards for about two years. A link to the BU Hillel page: Hillel.
Reading I love to read. The first books that I enjoyed reading independently was Percey Jackson. Now I read mostly historical fiction and memiors. My favorite time period is the 20th century, especially World War II. This is book I am currently reading: Code Name: Lise.
Shabbat Every week I cook and prepare for Shabbat. As part of my religion, I refrain from using my cell phone, writing, putting on make up, cooking, etc. for twenty-five hours of my week. Shabbat is a time for synagogue, Torah learning, hanging out with friends and family, and eating lots of food. I love to host friends for Shabbat and cook for them. This is a decent explanation of Shabbat: Jewish Virtual Library