Splash Biography

ELIZABETH HOPKINSON, Yale sophomore studying Environmental Studies

Major: Environmental Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, I'm Elizabeth, and I'm a sophomore Environmental Studies major in Johnathon Edwards College. At Yale, I've taken course on everything from geology to creative writing to general chemistry to Russian literature to nineteenth century print making techniques. Although my parents really wish I would settle down, I love finding unexpected connections between seemingly distinct subjects. On campus, I lead backpacking pre-orientation trips, teach health classes in New Haven public schools, serve on the board of Yale Outdoors, and write for the Yale Daily News. I love hiking with friends, writing short stories, and eating Cracklin' Oat Bran (objectively the best cereal in the Yale dining halls).

Past Classes

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A4028: Flash Fiction Workshop in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Ever wanted to write fiction but can't quite find time in your schedule to pen the next Great American Novel? Come try out the fun genre of flash fiction. Flash fiction stories are usually only a few hundred words long, making them small but mighty vehicles of storytelling. We'll read some examples of excellent flash fiction before playing around with some prompts and writing our own. If you'd like, there will be a chance to share your work with your peers at an end of class reading.