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Phi Beta Kappa is regarded as one of the most prestigious academic honor societies for undergraduate students.

Barnard has announced its Junior Phi Beta Kappa initiates for the class of 2018.

Phi Beta Kappa is regarded as one of the most prestigious academic honor societies for undergraduate students, with only 10 percent of the graduating class elected to membership.

The top 2 percent of the senior class are announced in the fall semester as Junior Phi Beta Kappa, with the remaining 8 percent elected in the spring. Students are selected by a faculty committee of Phi Beta Kappa members, who base their decisions off the students’ academic achievements and faculty recommendations.

The names of the 13 inductees, who will officially join the society in the spring, can be found below:

Megan Cerbin (Spanish and Latin American cultures)

Milena d’Ornano (political science)

Allison Hand (psychology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies)

Lauren Hayashi (environmental science)

Doha Tazi Hemida (religion and Asian and Middle Eastern cultures)

Aliza Holstein (psychology)

Rebecca Jedwab (economics)

Ana Shindell (anthropology)

Danielle Silber (psychology)

Kyra Spence (English)

Teresa Tracy (political science and Spanish and Latin American cultures)

Erin Low Li Wen (philosophy)

Lingke Xiao (economics)

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