I'm Emily. I studied English and Art History at Colgate University in Central New York. I am now living in Chicago and working as an assistant editor and freelance journalist.
I was on the editorial board of The Colgate Portfolio, the university's student-run literary magazine, and have written for a few online student publications: The Odyssey Online, Study Breaks Magazine, and Spoon University. That work can be found on the CLIPS page.
In the summer of 2016, I interned at the Picker Art Gallery and Longyear Museum of Anthropology at Colgate. I worked under the Director of University Museums, Anja Chavez, to help the museum prepare for its fall exhibition, Marko Maetamm: I Want to Tell You Something. I wrote object labels, press releases, object acquisition proposals, and conducted an interview with the artist. Pictured below, I also gave remarks and guided tours at the exhibition's opening reception.
In August 2016, I began working as an editorial intern in the Office of Communications at Colgate University. I wrote news articles for the university's alumni magazine, The Colgate Scene, and the online Colgate News. I worked under Managing Editor Aleta Mayne, and reported on campus events, faculty research, notable alumni, and more.
In the spring of 2017, I had the privilege of studying abroad in London, England, for a whole semester. My courses there focused on British fiction, the literature of WWI, the history of London, and British theater. We took trips to Munich, Ypres, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Stonehenge. Studying abroad was a profoudly rich experience that I will not soon forget.
Upon my return to the States, I began an editorial internship at Cars.com in Chicago. I wrote automotive news articles under daily news editor Matt Schmitz, and built site research pages under senior research editor Mike Hanley. As I entered my final year at Colgate, I stayed on with Cars.com as a freelance writer.
During my senior year, I wrote a honors thesis on the early poems of T.S. Eliot, and defended my arguments before a faculty jury. In February 2018, I received funding from Colgate's Office of Student Learning and Research to travel to the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library in NYC, which houses the original manuscript notebook of T.S. Eliot's earliest poems, known as the Berg notebook. Working with the manuscript provided insight and depth to the project, which centers on several poems in the Berg notebook. Check out my blog post on the exciting weekend in New York here. My thesis earned high honors.
In May 2018, the Colgate chapter of my life closed. I graduated Summa Cum Laude on May 20th, and I miss my friends, professors, and beautiful Hamilton already. What I learned at Colgate will inform and enrich my life forever.
I am opening the next chapter in Chicago, where I work as an Assistant Editor at The ABIS Group, an information services firm that serves the healthcare industry. On the weekends, I can be found angrily reading critical theory in coffee shops and online shopping for black turtlenecks even though I already have four.
Stay tuned for what's next!