EMMA EISLER (CW 2017) spends her days reading and writing and, most recently, backpacking in Alaska for three weeks; hiking Mount Heely, kayaking Prince William Sound, and spending two days lost in the Chugach backcountry.

A fan of realistic fiction, she’s been reading a lot of John Green (“Looking for Alaska” and “The Fault in Our Stars”, her favorites), “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell and also George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” for Freshman honors English. Somewhere between reality and her overactive imagination, she has come to the surefire conclusion that “all stories at their core relate to love in one of its many forms.” (Not sure about "Animal Farm", though.)

Emma listens to music constantly. Some favorites: Parachute, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Killers, Passenger, Of Monsters and Men, Imagine Dragons, and Coldplay. “My current favorite song is "Forever and Always" by Parachute. I love music… I'm so inspired by the lyrics and all you can convey in a song; both feeling and story. “

Though she isn’t that familiar with too many photographers’ work, she likes looking at photographs and is very interested to learn more. Emma plans to enjoy the remainder of her summer break the way she generally enjoys life– with a lot of laughing, a lot of reading, and a lot of writing.

As August 19th approaches, Emma eagerly anticipates an experience as described by Thomas Merton in “No Man is an Island”: “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Excited to be joining the SOTA community, a place which she feels “prioritizes her passions” Emma is looking forward to writing and working with the other CDubs and “getting to know people in other disciplines and through them be exposed to other art forms.” 

Welcome, Emma.