An interview with new editor Sophia Elfrink!
When and where are you happiest?
I am the happiest when I am with my family, 100%. In terms of location, it varies. I could spend hours in an art museum or exploring a city. But as an Oregonian, I also love being outdoors. I have a goal to visit as many National Parks as I can! I also like to sleep.
What do you most miss about being together at OES?
I miss seeing friends and filling the OES space together.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Wow, there are so many! Aside from my family, I would have to say, Marie Curie. When I was younger I spent a whole month researching her life. Not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, she was the first person to win two! Marie was a trailblazer for the women’s movement and proved that women could pursue a career in STEM. Also, my middle name is Marie.
What are your hopes and dreams for the Dig next year?
I am so excited to be a part of the Dig next year! There are a lot of important events taking place in the OES community and the world around us. The Dig provides us a way to stay connected and share our stories.
What is the quality you most admire in a person?
I admire a person who has respect for others. To me a respectful person approaches the world with compassion, is non-judgemental, and sees value in every single person, despite differences.