emilyAre politicians born or made? What about political analysts? That’s the job Emily believes she was born to. In her younger days, she pored over newspapers and kept her family apprised of the latest congressional hearing to appear on C-SPAN. Later, as a Junior State of America member, she proved to be a formidable debater taking the lead role her freshman year in arguing against the legalization of marijuana. It was then Emily decided her future was in politics.

Why Lafayette?

I felt like I was already at home after having only been at Lafayette for 20 minutes. The friendly students and staff, rich academic programs, clubs and organizations, and career preparation made Lafayette the perfect choice for me. I was given the chance to be at a small school with big resources.

When did Lafayette become your first choice?

Even though Lafayette was actually the last college I visited during my search, stepping onto the campus gave me a comforting feeling I had not experienced elsewhere. After attending an information session and touring campus, I knew that Lafayette was devoted to its students. It was evident that the college cared about taking an individualized approach to all its students’ learning and needs. I wanted the most well-rounded, academically challenging college experience possible, and I knew Lafayette would provide that.

What are you most excited about?

I am most excited about making the Lafayette community my family.

What clubs or organizations do you plan on joining?

I will be getting involved in groups such as Model United Nations, Kirby Government and Law Society, “The Marquis” literary magazine and organizations within the Landis Community Outreach Center.

What three words describe how you feel about being a member of the Class of ’20?

Ecstatic, prepared, motivated