Sophie Philibert

Sophie Philibert

Rusk, TX, USA


Last updated December 12, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." John Lennon said it best!

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas before moving to a small town in East Texas called Rusk. Starting my freshman year in a new town while also starting public school again when I had been homeschooled before was extremely stressful. However, I made amazing friends who helped me navigate a new town and the stress of high school. There were other aspects that made me feel like I stuck out like a sore thumb, including being a Jew in a predominantly Christian town and having skipped a grade and being younger than everyone else in my grade. My Jewish identity has always been very important to me and I struggled to maintain it when I first moved to Rusk. The nearest synagogue is an hour away so it was harder to schedule time to go to services than it was while living in Pasadena. However, I am still a proud Jew and have carved out time specifically for services. Throughout my entire life, I have strived to help as many people as possible in everything that I do. This is one of the main reasons why I want to go into the medical field. I take great interest in psychology and neuroscience because I wish to help those with neurological or psychological problems. The brain is extremely complex and many things could be wrong that would provide people with pain or distress. I wish to help alleviate these struggles so people can live life fully and be the happiest they can be.

Interesting Factoid

I once met all of the Jonas Brothers at a baseball game. Also, my family and I have citizenship in Panama.


Languages

A little bit of Spanish
English

Countries Visited

Map View

Ireland
Scotland
Australia
Panama

What I Do  

Professional Experience

Cherokee Parcel Post

Employee

2020 - Present
I work at Cherokee Parcel Post, which is a shipping/mailing center with a gift shop and business center inside. I do many jobs including packing boxes, organizing packages, taking inventory, and working as a cashier.

Rusk Police Department

Volunteer Employee

Jun 2020 - Jul 2020
During the summer of 2020, I volunteered at the local police department. I did a lot of secretarial jobs such as filing, answering and making phone calls, and running errands to other city departments.

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
Racial Issues
Gender Inequality
Climate Change

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Reading
Traveling
Playing drums
Doing Puzzles
Playing Tennis
Hanging Out with Friends

Food & Drinks

Lemonade
Pasta
Sushi
Fried Chicken
Root Beer

Games

Among Us
Flow Free
Chess
Gin Rummy
Spiderman

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Love songs in general
Classic Rock
R&B
Pop
Pop Rock

5SOS
Harry Styles
Hozier
Ricky Montgomery
Joji
Rihanna
Frank Ocean
girl in red
Chase Atlantic
Louis Armstrong
The Neighbourhood
Arctic Monkeys

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Tennis
Football

Houston Texans
New Orleans Saints
Pittsburgh Steelers

Coco Gauff
Roger Federer
Serena Williams

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Holiday
The Lovebirds
Easy A
Benny & Joon
Pride and Prejudice
Harry Potter
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Outlander
The Great British Baking Show
New Girl
The Queen's Gambit
Schitt's Creek

Ezra Miller
Thomas Sangster
Meryl Streep
Emma Stone
Saoirse Ronan
Johnny Depp
Emma Watson

Brands

Amazon
Disney
Netflix
Chick Fil A
Spotify
Nike
Coca-Cola

Bucket List  

Travel As Much As Possible

I really want to travel to Greece and Israel in my future.

See the Northern Lights

This has been a bucket list item of mine for forever, I just think it would be beautiful.
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Education  

School

Tyler Junior College

General Studies

Aug 2020 - Present

Rusk High School

2016 - 2020

Clubs and Communities

TJC Green Committee

TJC Green Committee is a club at my college which focuses on the environment, recycling, and our local garden. The main goal of the organization is to better the environment for those after us.

Rusk Good Samaritan

May 2020 - Jul 2020
During this pandemic, a lot of people in my community have been struggling to be able to feed their families. That's where the Good Samaritan comes in! The organization has created a drive-thru food donation with tons of helpers to aid families in getting the food that they need to get through these hard months without a source of steady income.
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Academic Interests

Neuroscience
Environmental Studies
Medical
Nursing
Behavioral
Psychology

Extracurricular Activities

Rusk HS Tennis
Eagle Serve