Hi! I’m Emma. I started my career in education as a Teach for America corps member and taught high school English and history for a total of eight years in a variety of diverse school settings across the country. I especially enjoy teaching literature, writing, and World History but am also comfortable tutoring all literacy-related content and skills, European and U.S. History, Latin, ACT/SAT test prep, and college essay writing. I’m currently a data specialist in the Division of Teaching and Learning Services at the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and a Strategic Data Project (SDP) fellow through the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. While I have an amazing opportunity to broaden my impact in the field of education at NJDOE, I miss working towards the “aha!” moment with students in my classroom and look forward to sharing my teaching experience and expertise with your student.
Education: University of Virginia
Undergrad Major: B.A. English and Classics
Other Degrees/Minors: Brown University - M.A. in Urban Education Policy
Awards & Honors: The Butler Prize for English, Franklin D. Roosevelt Debating Prize, graduated cum laude
Interests & Activities: Debate (co-captain), Gay Straight Alliance (co-president), Madrigals (audition-only chamber choir)
SAT Scores: Critical Reading: 790, Writing: 750, Math: 580
AP Exams: 5 AP English Literature, 5 AP English Language, 4 AP Latin
SAT Subject Tests: 760 Literature
Other Awards: Participated in the Teachers as Leader Cohort through Miami-Dade County Public Schools, received Excellence in Teaching Award from IDEA Montopolis (2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years), currently serving as a Strategic Data Project Data Fellow with the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University
Other Interests & Activities: At UVA, I was involved in the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society (Ways and Means Chair, Sergeant-at-Arms), University Singers (Historian), and Sigma Kappa Sorority. At Brown, I was involved in Brown Votes (Graduate Student Liaison) and Every Vote Counts (Campus Canvas Organizer). While living in Texas, I helped to register voters as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar. I recently moved to Princeton and am looking for ways to get more involved with local civic engagement efforts.