Всем привет! My name is Sophie, and I realized I wanted to be an RPSS major before I was even halfway through Russian 101 during my freshman year. It all started with the language, since I grew up wanting to speak Russian like my Babushka and other friends and relatives from home, but as soon as I started taking classes on culture, literature, and politics, I knew there was no going back.
Since then, I’ve studied abroad with W&M in St. Petersburg, done original research and filmed a documentary in Russia, lived in Russian house, spent a semester in Kazan, edited the RPSS program’s Gazeta, and experienced a million other great opportunities. I’m taking some time off before applying to grad school, but at some point I hope to study contemporary Russian art and cultural theory. Many many thanks and much love to all the great professors and faculty here!!