Sofia Pauca

Religion, Class of 2021

I’m a Religion major.

Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program:

Humanities Mentor, Behrman Society

Experiences that you can advise students on:

Pre-med track, Dale Summer Scholarship

Activities on campus:

Peer Academic Adviser, Best Buddies, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sport club, Outdoor Action Leader

Why I decided to study the humanities:

It was an opportunity at Princeton that I could not miss, and one of the best decisions I have made. Religion, in particular, has been a major that has allowed me to explore my interests in an extremely interdisciplinary way.

What I have gained from the humanities:

In my focus on medicine, illness, and disability, the humanities has provided me with a more nuanced way of approaching difficult situations that so many people experience in their daily lives.

Independent work:

My independent work has involved family experience in pediatric hospitals and with child illness or disability, as influenced by religious or spiritual beliefs and communities.

HUM Sequence fall break trip:

I went to Rome in the fall of 2019. My project investigated the history of medicine through Tiber Island’s temple to Aeschylus and modern-day hospital.

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