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.

Erika Skorstad, ‘21 // Game Design // Warren, NJ

Instagram: sirensong8

Why did you choose Champlain?

To be honest, I initially visited Burlington because of Bernie Sanders, but I fell in love with Champlain. I love the career-focused majors, the Emergent Media Center, the beautiful campus and the fact that plastic water bottles are banned.

Which celebrity would you most like to meet?

Even though I’ve already had the opportunity to shake his hand, definitely Bernie Sanders.

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

A murder mystery class. People would get assigned characters and develop them further and then attempt to deduce who could have done it and why. It would be a class in logic as well as creativity and storytelling.

What’s your Netflix binge series?

Stranger Things, The Magicians and Orange is the New Black (impossible to pick just one).

Physical book or e-book?

Physical book, for sure. That book smell is important.

What’s your favorite gaming console?

Although I love many PS4 exclusives, I’d have to say PC, since I can use my laptop wherever.

How closely do you align with your zodiac sign?

Quite closely. Most Pisces horoscopes describe me to a T.

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

A mermaid so I can have flawless hair and live in the water.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Gluten free chocolate chip pancakes.

What’s something not many people know about you?

I was homeschooled from first grade through high school.

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!