Sabi Lowder (pronounced like “Abby” with an “S”) is a Utah native, desert rat, and disciple of the Wasatch Range. She shares Westminster’s love of exploration and interdisciplinary learning. Her life has always pivoted around opposing stories, cultures, and points of view. With a mother from Afghanistan, a father from rural Idaho, and a stepmother from Mexico, she was predisposed to seek common ground in the midst of difference.
Her time at Westminster helped her turn that curiosity into a customized degree in communication and cultural studies. During the summers, she did undergraduate research on sexual violence advocacy and indigenous perspectives and environmental rhetoric. She organized on-campus sexual assault counselor trainings that trained over 40 community members. She served as both student body vice president and president, where she prioritized diversity, student perspectives, community relationships, and campus collaboration.
The intimate campus offered a world for Sabi to engage with—and she took advantage of every second of it. But her favorite moment? Saying "Vagina Monologues" at a board of trustees meeting. Westminster created a home for Sabi to explore, a place for questioning and learning. Her experiences outside of the classroom shaped Sabi as an activist and community member. Inside the classroom, especially in the Honors College, she learned to be an active observer and participant in the world around her. Both led her to following her passion of storytelling.
Following graduation, Sabi plans to find common ground through work in documentary filmmaking and writing. She’ll bring what she learned at Westminster into her storytelling and continue to foster a world built on community, empathy, creativity, and critical thinking.