Good Things Come in Threes: Knab Triplets Graduate from Arcadia

By Caitlin Burns | May 28, 2020
(Left to right) Tori, Ed, and Kate Knab in graduation robes and caps.

Triplets Ed, Kate, and Tori Knab did not plan to attend Arcadia together; on May 15, the three graduated from their “home away from home.”

Looking back, the trio feels that enrolling at Arcadia together helped with the transition of entering college life, as well to expand their social circles by connecting with one another’s mutual friend groups. 

The Knabs kept busy through work-study positions, extracurricular groups, or studying abroad. During their first year, English major Kate and Biology major Tori studied abroad with the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE). Kate headed to London, England in the fall semester, while Tori went to Edinburgh, Scotland during the spring. 

“A lot of people who know us, they know the three of us,” said Kate. “So, it was nice in that sense to be abroad where I was just ‘me.’ But it was also nice to come home.”

Other global ventures for the siblings included Ed’s trip to Japan through Preview, Kate’s journey on the Camino de Santiago in Spain through a Global Field Study (GFS), and Tori’s experiences studying marine life in the Fijian Islands on another GFS program.

Kate aims to work as an editor in fiction literature, as she has experience as an editor for the student literary magazine Quiddity and the University’s scholarly journal The Compass. Tori hopes to work as a lab technician or for the Environmental Protection Agency, drawing inspiration from her work as an assistant in Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Lauren Howard’s dendrochronology lab. Ed will attend a Ph.D. program in chemistry at Yale University this fall, and hopes to become a professor after his studies.