Hi! My name is Sophie Kalt and I am in Julie Babcock’s gateway into the Writing Minor class. Writing has always been a passion of mine so I am excited to broaden my writing skills and creativities in this class. I am a junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Communications and minoring in Writing and Sales. I have lived in Chicago, IL my whole life. My great grandfather, grandfather, and my parents went to Michigan, and now me and my younger sister go to Michigan. Having so much of my family go to the University of Michigan was a reason why getting in was such a dream for me. I have grown up going to Michigan football games and eating Zingerman’s sandwiches. I also have a 1 year old puppy named Penny, who is a huge part of our family. She is like the fourth sister in my family.
I love to read. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. Two of my favorite books include, The Nightingale and Once We Were Brothers. I also love to run. I ran track and cross country in high school and running continues to be something I do daily. At school, I am a brand ambassador for a spin studio on campus, as well as a writer for Her Campus. Over the summer, I interned at a recruiting technology company called Built In, where I was able to write articles weekly about tech news happening in Chicago and other major cities. This internship gave me great exposure into the content and marketing world and helped me better know what I want in my career.