North Central College - Naperville, IL
German major

Emily studied German, along with classical civilization and sociology, and found time to be president of the Student Governing Association, president of the Illinois Residence Hall Association and student representative to the College’s strategic planning process.

“When I visited the campus, I spoke with several professors and it seemed like all the opportunities here were something I wanted to be part of. After four years, I can say staff, faculty and other students have been amazing mentors and encouragers. Everyone cares about helping you along your path.”

Emily secured two Richter grants, which funded travel to Germany for research she presented at the College’s undergraduate symposium and at a national conference.

“I hope to use my experiences and studies in languages and cultures to assist my work in South Africa with the Peace Corps after graduation,” she says. “Down the road, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. program for public policy and administration and learn how to serve my community.”