Emma Bentsen

Emma Bentsen

Acting Major with an Elementary Education Minor

Sophomore
Issaquah, Washington

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About Emma

My name is Emma and I am a sophomore here at UNC. I am double majoring in acting and early childhood education. I was raised in a town called Issaquah, Washington which is about thirty minutes outside of Seattle. I definitely miss the water when I'm here, but I like the change in scenery. On paper, I thought UNC could be a good fit for me because of its strong theatre and education programs; then when I visited campus, I fell in love with the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and knew I had found my new home. I have performed in a few different productions so far on campus, both with student groups and the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. Over the summers, I teach drama camps for young children at a theatre back home and would love to be able to continue to somehow combine my love of teaching and theatre in the future.

3 Facts

1) I love dogs, especially bulldogs and golden retrievers, and I have a tendency to ask random people around campus if I can pet their dogs.
2) I love to tell elaborate stories, and I often get too excited and go off on tangents while telling them.
3) I have been doing theatre for as long as I can remember; I memorized my first Shakespearean sonnet when I was two years old!

Favorite Place on Campus

My favorite place on campus is the theatre and music building: Frasier Hall. It is my second home.

Advice to Prospective Students

Don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone. College is scary, but it is so worth it to push yourself. I was nervous going out of state for school, but now I am so glad I chose UNC.

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