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Sophie P.

Student Ambassador at Earlham College

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Class of 2021

Hometown: SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Major: Art (Fibers)

Secondary Major: Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Minor: Music


The quirkiest thing I've seen at Earlham was...

the campus-wide Human vs. Zombies game! People went crazy hiding in bushes and making their own "weapons". I even saw someone climb on top of a residence hall door and jump down onto their friend as they walked out.

My EPIC Journey...

at Earlham has been absolutely incredible!!!! The summer after my Freshman year I was funded by the Center for Social Justice to go to India with my economics professor. In Bangalore, I spent the summer teaching elementary school and mentoring adolescents on how to mitigate the effects of air pollution. I am BEYOND thankful for the experience! The summer after my Sophomore year I used my EPIC internship funding to work for a non-profit in Chicago. At the non-profit (Dress for Success) I was able to get valuable experience that I wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise (EPIC paid for my apartment, food, and transportation for the summer).

I chose Earlham because...

of its incredible diversity and international engagement. I am so lucky to go to a school where a large percentage of the students come from outside of the U.S. Beyond this, the school also offers an incredible amount of funded international experiences. Through Earlham, I have been able to visit five different countries!! I also chose Earlham because it allowed me to be a collegiate athlete. I absolutely love Division 3 athletics and being a student-athlete has informed a lot of my college experience.

My favorite class/professor is...

the weaving class with Nancy Taylor (I may be biased as a Fiber Arts major). I think it is so incredible and unique that Earlham has a weaving studio equipped with over 8 full-sized floor looms. Because it is such a technical art, once you learn the basics, you can make some really beautiful things. I am so impressed by the things that every class makes. I also would just strongly recommend taking a class with Nancy Taylor. She is tough and has high expectations yet she is understanding and works with people on a personal level.

I'm passionate about...

Fiber Art Speaking Spanish Long Distance Running Teaching Reading! Drumming Hiking Traveling Social Justice Sewing and Weaving Fashion

I'm involved with...

Drawing Figure Model Study Abroad (Spain) Intramural soccer and flag football Radio Show Host Student Faculty Affairs Committee Track and Cross Country
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