Hi, I’m Emma! I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but I’ve lived in Boston for the past two years. I’m a rising junior in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, majoring in applied psychology and human development.
What are your favorite pastimes?
“I love to sing; I’ve been in choir since middle school, and currently perform with the University Chorale of Boston College! Singing classical music for a modern audience is a unique challenge, but it’s incredible to know that so many people have performed the same piece before you and that people will continue to sing it long after you’re gone. Being a part of that continuity is an amazing feeling. I also love video games, reading anything I can get my hands on, and spending time with my family.”
If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be?
“Definitely Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender. She’s strong, smart, and sassy, and she cares deeply for her friends. Also, having the ability to control water would be pretty cool!”
You are trapped on an island. What three items do you want to have with you?
“All seven Harry Potter books, a comfy bed, and my mom (for a great conversation partner in between re-reads.)”
Do you have any uncommon talents or quirks?
“I wear mismatched socks on purpose, but hate it if the rest of my clothes aren’t folded or hung up neatly. I rode horses for eleven years and used to own a horse named Miles. I also tend to overuse exclamation points in everything I write!”
What brings you to VSA?
“I learned about VSA through volunteering with the Boston College Campus School, one of VSA’s COOL Schools partners. I strongly believe that the arts benefit everybody, and that people of every age and ability deserve access to spaces where they can be creative. I’m very lucky to have found a place where I can gain practical job experience while also encouraging inclusive participation in the arts.”
What are you doing during your internship?
“I’m doing a bit of everything – learning about nonprofit management, posting on social media, and working with the COOL Schools program!”