Local Media Feature Undergraduate Commencement Speaker J.J. Abrams ’88

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Westchester Magazine

Abrams discussed his time at Sarah Lawrence and his life and work with Westchester Magazine: "My many friendships from Sarah Lawrence are luckily very much in effect today, but also a relationship to work ethic and community and feeling like this was the place where, for the first time, I was able to believe that I could do the thing in life that I wanted to do since I was a kid," said Abrams.

Westchester Wag

Abrams also commented in Westchester Wag: “Sarah Lawrence, for someone who grew up in L.A. and never went to private school, was a different world, a far more intimate educational experience. The small size of the classes and the quality of the teachers placed an enormous emphasis on following your passion. Sarah Lawrence was the first time I felt I was a writer.”

About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.