October 1, 2012
Hello everyone, it’s so nice to meet you! My name is Emily and I’m a junior majoring in Biology. I’m from Fort Washington, PA, which is a suburb outside of Philadelphia, and I have a twin brother and the cutest dog in the entire world. Sometimes, I feel like the library is actually my dorm room, as evidenced by my frequent viewing of missed TV shows in the basement computer lab and by the naps that I take on the couches on the second floor.
Phew! Glad we got that out of the way! But in all seriousness, I’m so excited to be journaling my year for all of you. Now that you know my secrets about what I do when I say “I’m in the library,” I’ll tell you a little more about my life. Although I love science and will probably go into some biological field after graduation, I have an obsession for theatre and the arts. I work at Minor Theatre helping to build the sets because I couldn’t fathom giving up all involvement in theatre after high school. Also, I love to read young adult novels. My current obsession is with the Shiver Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater.
As I’m writing this, I am taking a night off from the library and instead I’m lying in my bed, which is actually the top bunk of a bunk bed. This is the first time ever I’ve had to sleep more than two feet off the ground, but I actually kind of enjoy it because I feel like I’m in my own world up here. The hardest part about living in a bunk bed is getting in and out. Luckily for me, the bed is next to the windowsill, which I climb on to help stabilize my ascents and descents. Sometimes, I like to get creative with how I get in/out of bed. Usually, I gracefully slide out of bed in the mornings over the side and if I’m feeling brave I’ll try to climb up without using the ladder. I feel like my bunk bed is a metaphor for this year: my comfortable place in academics and socially is within reach, but I’m going to try to push myself to try new things. I’m taking much more difficult classes than previously and I’m trying to branch out and meet as many people as possible. This semester has already proved to be challenging and adventurous, and I hope you will stick around to see what happens!
Activities: Outreach Adventure leader, scene shop crew at Minor Theater, chemistry tutor, Pre-Professional Health Careers Club, Kappa Sigma Alpha and HAVOC (community service)
Favorite Pastimes: Having a Cafe Opus cookie and latte, hunting down Cider Mill donuts at campus events, napping in the library, singing Broadway show tunes in the shower, watching Rom-Coms with my roommates and rereading the Harry Potter books
Hometown: Fort Washington, Pa.
High School: Upper Dublin High School