Anna Sophie Walker
Class and Major: Bioengineering '22
UTSG Position: Elected Senator, Internal Affairs Committee Chair
Biography: I am a third year bioengineering student from Bay Village, OH (suburb west of Cleveland). Outside of school, I am an avid outdoorswoman - I enjoy cycling, hiking, hammock camping, and kayaking! This past summer, I went on two different three-day-long bike-packing trips; the first was about 240 miles down the Ohio to Erie trail between Cleveland and Columbus, and the second was the entire 150 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage between Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. When I'm not on my bike or out in the woods, I love spending my time trying new restaurants (my current favorite is a Cambodian restaurant in CLE, Phnom Penh) and wandering around museums with my friends! After graduation, I'm hoping to take a six-week hiatus before starting a job or master’s program in bioengineering to bike across the continental US with my dad - there are currently multiple rail-to-trail projects ongoing with the idea of converting old railroads into a series of linkable bike trails that span across the US and hopefully, there will be enough of it completed in the next three years that we can make it all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific!
UTSG Committees: Campus Culture, Internal Affairs
Campus Involvement: Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leadership Institute, Levis Leadership UT, CHAARG, Scott Hall Resident Advisor, Presidential Ambassadors
On Campus Goals: I would like to hear the student voice of UToledo more. UTSG has done a better job over the past year of reaching out to more students than in previous eras, but there are still many UToledo students who have ideas to share or things that they would like to see changed who don't know who UTSG is or how we advocate for improvements in the student experience. By improving outreach, encouraging students to speak up by providing and advertising (better advertising being the key here) forums, round tables, whatcha want days, the opportunity to get involved within UTSG, write referendum and other outlets from which to share their thoughts, we can better understand more of the students whom we represent and allow their ideas to be heard and, hopefully, acted upon.
Favorite Color: Emerald green