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I Found My Niche at Scripps College

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Student Name: Kirsten Engber

School: Scripps College

Major: Biology and Feminist Studies

“Hi! My name is Kirsten Engber (she/her) and I am from Seattle, WA. I am a first year at Scripps College, the Women’s College of the Claremont Consortium, and am currently on the pre-med track while pursuing a dual major in Biology and Feminist Studies.⁠⁠
One of the reasons I felt that Scripps was the perfect school for me was its interdisciplinary approach to learning. I have always had both a passion for STEM and a passion for social justice. I have learned, however, that it is the intersection between these two disciplines that excites me the most and I hope to one day combine social activism with a career in medicine. I recently become involved with the Claremont chapter of The Birthing Project (@claremontbpusa), an organization working to decrease global maternal mortality rates. This opportunity has been a dream come true. Scripps, as a small liberal arts school, fosters an environment where I have the freedom, resources, and support necessary to explore all of my interests. Also, being a historically all-women’s college, Scripps aligns with my dedication to uplifting women and advocating for their educational opportunities.⁠⁠
Above all, I have found that even though I have not been able to attend Scripps in person, I have already fallen in love with it. I am so grateful to have encountered the most welcoming, encouraging, collaborative, and brilliant community of people through Scripps. I look forward to all of the wonderful things to come!”⁠⁠—@kirstenengber

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