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Meet: Emily Ebner’15—the sloth is her spirit animal

October 3, 2012

Meet Emily Ebner'15

Name: Emily Ebner’15
Hometown/residence: Denver, Colo.
You may have seen me: In the field house playing pick-up soccer, at the stadium covered in ice bags, sneezing loudly, or studying in Brannon kitchen.

What has been your favorite class at Beloit? I've only been here for two semesters and I still can't pick a favorite course. Practical Approaches to Social Problems with Carol Wickersham was awesome—I left every class with my head buzzing with new ideas, perspectives, and things to look up. Health and Microcredit in Nicaragua with Nancy Krusko was also an incredible experience, though. I was the only freshman with a bunch of super cool upperclassmen, and I learned not only about microcredit, Nicaragua, and global health but also more about the United States and where I'm from.

What are a few of your favorite things? Peanut butter, rodents, loud rap music, Colorado, and my team.

What three items go in your desert island backpack? A deck of cards, a friend, and sunscreen.

Favorite meal? Chicken tikka masala, daal, naan, curried vegetables, and iced chai.

What can’t you live without? Playing soccer, laughter, and sleep.

Any advice? Push yourself; do things that scare you.

If you could be reincarnated, what person/thing would you like to be? A sloth, it’s my spirit animal.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Michael Pollan, Kim Jong-il, and Rick Leach (president and CEO of the World Food Program).

What’s the number one thing on your bucket list? Go cage diving in South Africa with sharks.