Char Miller ’75

Favorite class: Politics and the Novel

Favorite professor: Lucian Marquis

What keeps you busy now: I teach in the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College and am active in the EA major across the Claremont Consortium

Top networking tip: Schmooze.

How did you get into your current line of work: While writing my senior thesis, I realized that I loved to research in dusty archives and that being a historian would take me to those dark, dim, and intriguing places. It helped that in Claremont I had a cadre of mentors who clearly reveled in their work in and out of class, and I wanted to share in that joy. I’ve been so lucky to have found it.

Favorite quote: “It is not your responsibility to finish the work [of perfecting the world], but you are not free to desist from it either.” (Rabbi Tarfon: Pirke Avot 2:21)

char.miller@pomona.edu; @charmillerfour

Submitted July 2017