Emmy did not learn how to read until third grade, many long months after her twin sister; and she has been making up for lost time ever since. An avid reader and book-worm (more like the Hungry Caterpillar of books), Emmy studied literature and the visual arts at Yale College, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was the valedictorian in the field of the Humanities and received awards for scholastic achievement, personal quality, and a range of essays on topics from American poetry to Philosophy. After Yale, she invested in a heavier winter coat and ventured further north, where she is now a PhD candidate in English at Harvard. She is currently plugging away on her dissertation about the American graphic novel.
Emmy has taught for over six years. She has worked with students of all ages and interests, from the elementary to graduate school levels, including middle and high-school students. At Harvard, she leads seminars and discussion sections—a favorite class covered the world’s great epics from Homer to Star Wars! She has also served as a tutor through the Harvard Extension School, helping students and professionals to hone their skills.
Outside her studies, you can find Emmy running around the Charles River, or in tighter loops around the track. When she is not circling a river or oval, she is most likely drawing and painting, reading graphic novels, swimming, or watching far, far too many episodes of HBO originals.