Splash Biography

LUCY SANTIAGO, Yale sophomore studying anthropology

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Lucy. I'm a sophomore anthropology major at Yale, which means I spend most of my time thinking about people. I'm especially interested in biological anthropology, which studies the human body and how it's different from other organisms, and paleoanthropology, which studies early humans. I'm also very excited about fashion sustainability, which is a topic near and dear to all of us, whether we know it or not.

Past Classes

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E4433: Wearing Sustainability on Your Sleeve: Sustainable Fashion & Mending Practices in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
Where do your clothes come from? Maybe Target, Urban Outfitters, or Goodwill. But where did they come from before they got to the store? What's their story? And, more importantly, what's their impact? In this class, I'm inviting us all to dive into the stories of our clothing: the good, the bad, and the ugly. What's the human and environmental cost of the clothes we wear? What does it mean to be a responsible consumer? I'll offer my conception of sustainable fashion and invite you to share what sustainable could look like for your wardrobe. Then we'll get to work. We'll learn why "if it's worth wearing, it's worth repairing," and put our new knowledge into practice by looking at some basic, beginner-friendly mending techniques that will extend the life of your textiles.

H4245: Love: A Philosophical Perspective in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
What does it mean to live in the world with 7 billion other humans? How can we best love another person? What should we expect from people, and what can we give them? In this class, we'll use different philosophical perspectives to examine how we should relate to other people. We'll discuss love and relationships of all kinds – romantic, yes, but also platonic, familial, and more. Students should come prepared to form their own beliefs by engaging with both philosophical texts and their own experiences.

C4121: From Gutenberg to Tik Tok: Investigating Viral Mass Media in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
Today, we’re surrounded by mass media and viral content. How did we get to this point? What impact does it have on us, and what impact can we have on it? In this class, we’ll use historical, sociological, psychological, and anthropological lenses to examine these questions and discuss how we can critically engage with the media around us.