When I applied to Tufts, my "Why Tufts?" essay was all about Tufts' "vigorous focus on interdisciplinary studies" and diversity (wow, I really liked those big ol' words. Senior year Sophie, please do less). When I wrote that essay, I was mostly focused on academics and all of the cool new stuff I'd be learning at Tufts, and that has absolutely proven true, but I've found a whole new kind of diversity and interdisciplinary study here that I never could have expected. Now, my answer to "Why Tufts?" is that I've found an incredible community of people through the Tufts comedy scene, and a whole new side of myself (one that's kind of funny I hope?) to go along with everything else I stand for. I already knew that I was a coder, a writer, an advocator of women's rights, and just a totally over the top lover of cats, and now I can add sketch comedian to that list. The friends I've made through sketch and stand up comedy at Tufts are people I can't picture my life without, and on top of everything else that's incredible about Tufts (the challenging and stimulating classes, the people on my hall who I love living with, the jumbo pride that's evident throughout the year, the activism on campus for issues ranging from racial and gender equality to environmental action), the community I've become a part of here is my new answer to "Why Tufts?", and I can't imagine myself anywhere else.