Sophie Gibert ’16
Albright Fellow 2016

Sophie Gibert
Sophie is a senior majoring in Philosophy and an individual major called Biology and Society.

She is particularly interested in the research that motivates policies targeting childhood obesity and is writing a senior thesis about the ethics and use of libertarian paternalism by the government to improve the eating habits of populations. Over the summer, she researched the impact of calorie menu labeling regulations on chain restaurants at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and this semester, she interns at ChildObesity180, an organization at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy that brings together public health scientists and business leaders to reverse the trend of obesity in children ages 5-19. She works on the restaurant initiative, helping to implement healthy kids menus and disseminate research to encourage similar approaches elsewhere. At Wellesley, Sophie is the President of the Tupelos a cappella group and Co President of Wellesley for Public Health. After graduating, she plans to continue doing public health research in a full-time position and hopes to be exposed to the strategies that other countries, especially those in Northern Europe, use to respond to the growing problem of obesity. Ultimately, she would like to obtain a PhD in health policy.