Featured Student

Sophie Sandweiss is a Department Undergraduate Group (DUG) leader for Contemplative Studies and a senior in the sciences track. She is an engaged scholar, and is currently working on her engaged capstone in the Embodied Neuroscience Lab. Her project focuses on a study that looked at the effects of Qigong on fatigued cancer survivors, and her goal is to create channels of support for participants who completed the study. Additionally, she will be analyzing and writing about the qualitative interviews done in the study and the importance of patient experience in clinical trials. She is also a Brown Meditation Community leader, a peer mental health advocate (PMHA) with Project LETS, and a Meiklejohn peer advisor. Outside of Brown, she has worked for the last 4 years with a non-profit, Center for Resilience, that teaches mindfulness and social and emotional learning in schools and workplaces throughout Rhode Island. In her free time, Sophie enjoys yoga, rock climbing, and aerial arts.