Dagny Safon

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English - Creative Writing Emphasis
Minor in Physics


Redmond, WA


On campus, I'm involved with Western's Mixed Identity Student Organization and I'm in the honors program. I also love working with kids, making art, reading, spending time at Bellingham's beaches, and skiing up at Mt. Baker.

Why I chose Western

I'm a transfer student, so I actually chose Western after I had already been in college for a year and had a really good sense of what I wanted from my college experience. For me, Western seemed like the ultimate community; one that was big enough to provide new faces and new opportunities every day, but one that was close-knit enough that I could find people with common interests and build relationships with my professors. Plus, as someone who's always wanted to go into education, Western has amazing programs for me.

An experience or class at Western that made me go "Wow!"

Literally every physics class I take makes my jaw drop.

What I like most about Western

I love living in Bellingham. There is so much to do and so much good food to eat.

Why I chose my major

I love both the logic of science and the expressiveness of creative writing. I am blown away by the beauty of physics, and I think it's incredible that specific laws govern things as small as atoms and as enormous as galaxies. Ultimately, I want to be a high-school physics teacher, and maybe write a novel along the way!