Claire Schmidt

Major(s)/minor(s): Major: English (Cinema Studies concentration) Minor: Classical Studiesclaire

Campus involvements: Bloomers Comedy, 34th Street Magazine, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Club Squash, Penn Monologues, OAX

Interesting fact: I am a certified scuba diver (but it’s been a while since I’ve done it so I might kill someone if I did it now).

What celebrity would play you in a movie about your life? Abbi Jacobson, but also…am I worthy of an Abbi Jacobson portrayal?

Favorite quote: “Sticking up for ourselves in the same way we would one of our friends is a hard but satisfying thing to do. Sometimes it works.” – Amy Poehler

Which Sphinx would you be if you could be anyone? Why? Gaby, because she is smart and caring and assertive and passionate and driven and so much more!

What is your favorite place on campus? The Kamin entrance to the Penn Museum in the spring

Let’s chat over coffee aboutIntersectional feminism, sketch comedy, screenwriting, the importance of mental health, how great the Penn women’s sports teams are, Roman history, dogs, finding your passion in life. But mostly, I want to hear what you’re passionate about—what makes you tick?