Scholar Spotlights

Becky Ferber

Major: English, History, Comparative Literature

Minor: N/A

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Classification: Alumni - Class of 2016

Becky's life at IU is filled with adventure.

A rising senior, Becky Ferber's three years at IU have been filled with adventure- both academic and otherwise. She just returned to Bloomington after spending a semester studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, an experience she describes “as a total blast.” Becky spent that semester taking classes in UCT’s English literature and history departments, as well as getting involved in Cape Town Ultimate Frisbee and traveling throughout South Africa's Western Cape. 
 
Back in Bloomington, Becky tries her best to balance academics with an exciting extracurricular schedule. She has three majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, and would someday like to be a professor herself. “There is nothing quite like a college environment where everyone is constantly learning new things and diving headfirst into challenging material,” she says, noting how much she has appreciated professors’ dedication to discussing real world issues of race and gender within the classroom.
 
When she doesn’t have her head in a book, Becky is likely outdoors. She has been a member of the women’s club ultimate frisbee team- Calamity Jane Ultimate- since her freshman year, and she is excited to have recently been elected as a captain for her final two semesters at IU. Since sophomore year, Becky has led trips with IU Outdoor Adventures.Through IUOA, she has gone snowshoeing in Michigan, backpacking in Tennessee, and orienteering in Brown County. This month, she will be leading a week-long canoe trip in Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, one of her biggest adventures through IUOA yet. 
 
“Trying lots of new things- fun things, challenging things, things that take you out of your comfort zone- that’s what college is about.” Becky is eager to spend her senior year taking on new adventures, both in the classroom and out.