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Ruth Bieber-Stanley ’21

Albuquerque, NM

The human brain and behavior, languages, dance, feminism, fun socks, social constructs, chai, sweaters, puns, helping people, haikus, baby goats

Hello, readers! My name is Ruth (she/her/hers) and I’m a 2nd year Psychology and German double major here at Oberlin College. I hail from Albuquerque, NM, the home of the largest hot air balloon festival in the world (s/o to my other NM Obies!).

When I’m not reading, note-taking, and lovingly putting color-coded events into my Google Calendar, I co-teach an ExCo on campus called Girls in Motion. The group trains OC mentors to run an after-school dance and movement program for girls in the Oberlin Schools, with the mission of fostering trust, communication, and body-positivity. It’s rad! I’m also a PAL (Peer Advising Leader), which means I help first years adjust to life and learning at Oberlin. You might also find me eating delicious home-cooked meals in Tank Co-op, where I’m a DLEC (Dining Loose Ends Coordinator—We love our acronyms here). When I have a (rare) moment of free time, I enjoy swing dancing, taking ballet classes, seeing my friends, and attending as many concerts and shows as is physically possible. If anyone has contacts in the Ministry of Magic, please put in a good word for me. I would love a time turner.

I love writing about my experience at Oberlin! I hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to ask me any questions. I can’t guarantee I’ll know the answer, but I’ll give it my best shot. Happy reading!

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