Dagny Safon

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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.


English - Creative Writing Emphasis
Minor in Physics


Redmond, WA

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.

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!

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

Literally every physics class I take makes my jaw drop.