The enthusiasm in the Class of 2021 Facebook page is off the charts, so we decided to bring back our “Tell Us About Yourself(ie)” series, which will highlight profiles of incoming students in the Class of 2021 from now until August Orientation.

If you are a member of Champlain’s Class of 2021 and are interested in sharing your selfie, check out how at the bottom of this post.

Abby Hoops, ‘21 // Environmental Policy // Pennington, NJ

Instagram: abbyhoops_

Our motto is “Let Us Dare.” What was the last thing you dared to do?

I dare to be myself.

You’ve created a fun, eccentric course at Champlain. What is it?

Yoga and Meditation, Crafting, or Upcycling!

How do you eat granola?

In my yogurt, in a bar, on a trail, in a box, wearing socks, with a fox.

What’s the #1 item on your bucket list?

Skiing every mountain in Vermont.

If you could be any mythical creature, what would you be and why?

A unicorn or a dragon because animals are awesome, and I’d love to fly or have magical powers.

What’s your go-to jam song?

Twiddle’s “Moments.”

If you were a soda, what kind would you be?

Root Beer.

If you could be any fictional character—book, TV, or movie—who would you be and why?

I would be Katniss from the Hunger Games because she is strong, independent and ready for a zombie apocalypse.

What’s your go-to fun fact?

I can drive stick shift!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

I would love to fly because sustainable transportation.

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming “Tell Us About Yourself(ie),” fill out this survey: and we’ll post the best answers!