Aberystwyth University Summer Institute on Identity and Nationhood
Sophia Stewart, from Laurel, Mississippi, is a rising sophomore pursuing a Classics major while on a Pre-med track. Sophia is striving to achieve medical equity in the American South. She aspires to reduce the inequities faced in her community brought about by a lack of internet access.
Sophia is also pursuing a minor in screenwriting and is eager to listen to the unique perspectives of the Aberystwyth University Theatre Film and Television Studies. Sophia has spent the first half of her summer in Washington DC as a congressional aide. She is excited to apply her understanding of American politics during her visit to the Welsh assembly in Cardiff.
Sophia is an avid Red Cross volunteer giving presentations to schoolchildren about meth lab home fire prevention in her community. In Wales, she is enthusiastic to volunteer with AberFood and become acquainted with the community of Aberystwyth. Sophia believes there is no substitute for visiting a community in person and experiencing firsthand the unique culture that Wales offers.