Her Campus Cutie is our monthly series giving you a 1-on-1 with a new face of the Penn community. We’re celebrating Native American Heritage Month by highlighting some of the diverse voices here at Penn. Keep reading to learn more about the incredible, Aubrey Welch!
Name: Aubrey Welch
Major: Biochemistry or Neuroscience
Hometown: Gildford, MT
Languages: English, Spanish
Extracurriculars: Natives at Penn, New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, TIMBA Tutoring, PennFERBS
What does your Native American identity mean to you?
Being Native American is more than just being a different race for me. I am Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux of the Dakota people and am more than just a Native. All tribes are different and as Americans inhabiting tribal lands, it’s important to recognize that all tribes are different and have different histories and traditions. I like learning about the ways of my ancestors and participating in tribal events whenever I have the opportunity to. I find comfort in knowing I have a whole tribal family who supports and understands me.
Fav Philly food truck: Mom Mom’s Polish Food Cart
Apple Music or Spotify: Spotify
Dogs or cats: Dogs
Corner piece or center piece of brownie: Corner of course!! (ed. note – Spotify, dogs, & corner pieces? girl we’ll get along well)
Show you’re binging: The Handmaid’s Tale
Most memorable experience at Penn so far: Ice skating at rothman orthopaedics with my friends
A lesson you learned in college the hard way: What worked for me in high school doesn’t always work well for college.
Bucket list: See the seven wonders of the ancient world, bungee jump, live in Alaska, visit Jamaica, hitch hike across the US, climb Mount Everest, invent an artificial digestive track