Sophie P.

Student Ambassador at Earlham College


Class of 2021


Major: Art (Fibers)

Secondary Major: Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Minor: Music

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 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 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'm passionate about...

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

I'm involved with...

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