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Sara Babcock

Hometown: Hastings, NE
Study Abroad:
Dakar, Senegal
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In 10 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
There’s always more to learn, more stories to uncover.

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I’ve always loved history, but it’s the professors that keep me around.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
Take something about a topic you know nothing about. Not only will you learn about a new time period or place but you can learn about new approaches to history that you can apply to other areas.

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
History is a part of anything, learning about the past and how people think about the past has made me think more critically in everything I do.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
There’s always more to learn.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
I adored “Intro to Culture and Society.” It made me think outside what I’m used to and ask new kinds of questions.

What is your SIP?
I’m studying Paris’s first mosque, built in the 1920s.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I’d love to travel more, maybe go to grad school, definitely learn another language.

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