Stephen Swanson – Chair & Webmaster
Major: Swedish & Linguistics
Favorite word: “Mysig” – the Swedish concept of coziness!
Swedish Background: When I was younger my family discovered they were partially Finland-Swedes. This made me interested in Scandinavia and Swedish!
Hope Reilly – Chair, Lucia Coordinator & Treasurer
Majors: History/Scand. Studies
Favorite Phrase: “Ta det lugnt” – It’s necessary for my life
Favorite Swedish Club memory: Don’t know so far, maybe that one fika where I was freaking out about how a bug flew into my eye.
Karli Anderson – Former Chair
Major: Swedish and Music Education
Year in School: Senior
Favorite Swedish word/phrase: “Ö” – I find it hilarious that this sound can make a word. (It means island)
Memorable Swedish Club moment: Yeon Hee went around campus dressed as pepparkaksgubbe. It was hilarious!
Swedish Background: I’m half Swedish although my dad was born in the US and is not fluent in Swedish. To get closer to my Swedish background, I lived there for a year in highschool and then another year in college.
Major: Swedish and European Studies
Favorite word: “Far åt pipsvängen!” because it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. And yes, I do mean movie. 😉
Favorite Swedish Club Moment: pepparkaks- och glöggfesten!
Swedish Background: My entire family is Swedish but I’m born and raised in the Seattle area. My dad was born there so I grew up speaking Swedish at home and enjoying lots of Swedish cooking and traditions. Then, finally, I did a year-long exchange to Uppsala and can’t wait to move back.
Majors: Swedish & Biology
Year: 4th year
Favorite Swedish Word: “Jordgubbe” (because literally it’s old man in the earth)