My name is Emily and I’m a member of Princeton’s Class of 2020 and current graduate student at the Claremont Colleges. My research focuses on Latter-day Saint land ethics and collaborative conservation practices in southern Utah– I plan to eventually become a Religious Studies professor and write public-facing books on this dynamic topic.
Between Princeton and grad school, I taught in Denver Public Schools, where I worked with students of all ages in a variety of subjects. Teaching diverse groups of students gave me the skills to break down a concept in many different ways to make sure it lands with everyone. My favorite part of teaching was individual instruction– you’re able to make huge progress on challenging topics and build students’ confidence so rapidly. This brought me to tutoring! In addition to helping students prepare for entrance exams and humanities courses, I use the writing and editing experience I gained in Princeton’s Creative Writing Program to work with students on their college application essays.
In my free time, I hike, climb, and explore in the mountains behind Los Angeles. I have two dogs, Bowie and Blue, that I train for a German dog competition called Schutzhund. It involves obedience, protection, and scent tracking exercises, and is a blast for humans and dogs alike!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. Religion
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificate/Minor in Creative Writing (nonfiction). Masters Candidate in Religious Studies (Claremont Graduate University)
Class Rank: 2%
Awards & Honors: All-State Cross Country (New York), National Merit Commended Student, President's Award for Volunteer Service, School Physics and English Senior Awards
Interests & Activities: Varsity Cross Country and Track Captain, National Honor Society, Editor of school newspaper, 5-year volunteer at therapeutic horseback riding facility
SAT Scores: 2360: Critical Reading 800, Writing and Essay 800, Math 760
AP Exams: 5 US History, 5 English Literature, 5 English Language, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Psychology, 4 Physics I
SAT Subject Tests: 790 US History, 760 Literature, 750 Biology E, 750 Math I
Other Awards: Princeton University Religion in the Americas Prize
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I was involved with the Center for the Study of Religion (Undergraduate Research Fellow), Climbing Team, Tiger Inn, and the Nassau Weekly (contributing writer). I have been living in Colorado for the past few years and am a member of a trail running club and an alpine climbing group. I also train my two dogs for obedience and scent tracking competitions.