Next Up! Sophia Jungbauer!

This week, we meet Project Designer Sophia Jungbauer!

1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

As an anthropology major, I love traveling to new places to explore new cultures and cuisines. I have a lot of German heritage and Europe in general is way ahead of the United States in terms of sustainability so I could see living in Germany for an extended period of time. 

2. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Risotto and Brussel Sprouts and Cabernet

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3. What are your hobbies?

I’ve always been a runner but post collegiately I’ve enjoyed trying out mountain biking too. Only 15 stitches so far! I also enjoy Nordic Skiing and have been helping coach Saint Paul Highland Park’s team (my alma mater) the past two years.

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4. If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?

I think that experiences shape who you are, and everything happens for a reason. C'est la vie. That being said, somebody should have stopped my kindergarten bowl cut from happening….

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5. What's the tallest building you've been to the top in?

My aunt and uncle lived in NYC, so I had the chance to go to the top of one of the World Trade Centers in 2000 when my family was visiting for Thanksgiving.

6. What did you want to be when you grew up?

My dad grew up on a farm in Aberdeen, SD and he gave me his cowboy outfit. He also read my sister and I the Misty of Chincoteague books and Sand Dune Pony so I wanted to be a cowgirl.



7. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?

My aunt Katie (Class) Marquard is a two-time winter Olympian who competed in long track speed skating. My mom’s side of the family all skated so I was on skates as soon as I could walk. I competed with Midway Speed Skating Club at the John Rose Oval until I was a senior in high school.

8. If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Caution, clutz alert. May be a hazard to herself. (see #3)


9. What's your favorite family recipe?

My dad is a really good chef and makes a killer Venison Diane. The best family recipe is my great grandma’s overnight buns, which are a sweet roll, like Hawaiian sweet rolls, but way better. My mom usually cooks them for all the holidays.

10. What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

Trail running followed by a big glass of chocolate milk and oatmeal pancakes. Then relaxing with a book in a hammock (with a bug net) and taking a nap

Grand Marais

Grand Marais

11.  What are you looking forward to this summer?

My husband and I are going to have a very busy summer! We have 8 weddings on the schedule for 2018, and will be celebrating our own first wedding anniversary on the day of the royal wedding. We are also in the process of building our own 28’ Tiny House on wheels! Also it’s baseball season and we’d like to make it to a Twins game or two!

Forest Park, Portland, OR

Forest Park, Portland, OR