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