Emma is an avid learner majoring in Astrophysics and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California Berkeley. In 2019, Emma graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Paul’s School with awards in Science, Music and Mathematics. While at St. Paul’s, Emma tutored children aged 7-12 from local public schools in STEM topics. Emma interned at MIT’s International Center for Air Transportation and worked on a project called the Analysis of Urban Air Mobility Constraints that studied potential implementations of ‘flying car’ technology. Upon her graduation, Emma was awarded the Lovejoy Science Prize for integration of science into a liberal arts education.
After her graduation, Emma took a gap year and taught young girls about feminism, politics, and history in Cape Town, backpacked the Kathmandu Valley Rim in Nepal, and worked as a counsellor at a sleepaway summer camp in Vermont.
At UC Berkeley, Emma has explored a plethora of disciplines external to her majors. In her first semester at Berkeley, she was chosen to conduct research in the Anthropology department relating to Middle Meningeal and Endocranial data. She is part of a wide variety of clubs across campus including the ASUC Sustainability Commission, the Student Organic Gardening Association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop, the Art and Mind Organization, and the Free Peach Comedy and Sketch Group. In addition to her coursework and numerous clubs, Emma often spends time hiking, painting, or reading and watching Harry Potter!
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