Hometown: Melvindale, MI

Major: Sociology major with a LJSC subplan & International Studies major

Campus Organizations: Michigan Community Scholars Program, Black Student Union, Inter-group Relations, Barger Leadership Institute, Bridge Scholars Plus, Boundless Magazine, Elegance fashion show, and Robert Sellers Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board

Let's get to know Phancie...

What inspired you to major in Sociology?

I love learning how people interact to different social structures. You also gain transferable skills like critical thinking, research, and gaining perspectives.

Have you participated in an internship or research experience?

I did an internship in Washington D.C. at The United States Department of Transportation. I used my research skills when searching for knowledge about transportation specialists and recognized the social structures within the government while being a federal intern.

What do you hope to do after graduating from Michigan?

I hope to go back into government or some kind of public service work.

What class have you most enjoyed? Why?

My intro class because Professor McGinn taught me how to reflect on social structures and has it changed since the "founding fathers" of sociology.

What advice would you give to students considering a major in Sociology at UM?

Use all of the resources provided for you because it will really help when you are thinking about your future. Also don't just learn the subject, but reflect on the readings and what is being talked about in class. This will help you increase your self-awareness and understanding of the world around you.

Where is the best place in Ann Arbor to get late-night study food?

The union, but I usually do pizza delivery (pepperoni, garlic crust, light sauce just in case you wanted to buy me some lol)