Anneka Ignatius

I am a sophomore from Boston, Massachusetts majoring in Biology and minoring in English and Chemistry. The Integrated Studies Program provided me with invaluable intellectual opportunities and (perhaps more importantly) lifelong friends. As a student on the premedical track, I find it refreshing to be able to return to BFS faculty for individualized attention and support in an Ivy League university that can feel enormous at times.
Outside of BFS, I am a dancer and choreographer for Arts House Dance Company, a coordinator for the WriteOn! Program at Kelly Writers House, a cohort member and volunteer with the Soup Kitchen Health Outreach Program (SHOP), and a research assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). As someone who enjoys both STEM and the humanities, BFS was the perfect program for me because it encourages students to take an intersectional approach to learning. I find that this intersectionality applies even beyond academia. I recognize overlap in my extracurricular pursuits as well as my academic pursuits, and I thank BFS for allowing me to integrate all of my interests.