Claire Huffman

 I am a sophomore from Portland, Oregon studying English and Art History. I absolutely loved ISP - my first art history class at Penn was in ISP, and it inspired me to keep studying the subject. I met some of my best friends in the residential aspect of the program, and I found it the perfect way to challenge myself academically in a small community within the bigger community of the university. I've always been a Humanities-focused student, so my ISP course in Evolutionary Psychology was a challenge, but I found that the interdisciplinary approach really helped me understand the subject. ISP led me to join and become the President of the Benjamin Franklin Scholars Undergraduate Advisory Board, and I have loved being involved in a program that values the input and leadership of students.