I have an interview coming up for Columbia University in New York. The interviewer is a 24 yr old environmental bio major, works for the Nature Conservancy, female, interview will be taking place early in the day in a powell's coffee shop.
What would be appropriate dress for this situation? I'm in Oregon, so people aren't terribly formal most of the time. I was thinking something like a sport shirt with khakis, or a polo, something of that nature. My mom's saying it's "casual chic", which means absolutely nothing to me. She says something approriately GQish would be alright.
I'd like recommendations from the board, please. I'm a highschool senior, undergraduate admissions interview. Would it be a good idea to ask her what the level of formality is?