Name, Year, Major?
Emily Hughes, I’m a second year majoring in International Business
and Marketing, also known as “Extracurricular Activities.” I don’t
really do a lot in my major. Well, I do—I do my work and, hopefully,
get good grades. I’m in the Honors program, so I guess that says something.
I really just like to be involved on campus in clubs and different things
I heard you always wanted to be “That Girl.” Why is that?
It’s definitely people who are visible on campus that you want to know
about, and I really like learning about everybody and so I was like, “I think
it would be really cool if people knew about me too.” I think of myself as
being pretty visible, being 6’3”.
So you’re always noticed for being tall?
But you don’t mind?
I don’t mind at all.
You’re involved with Student Government, right?
I’m the Women’s Senator for SG. I applied just a couple of weeks ago.
You go into the meeting and give your little spiel. I actually couldn’t go
because I went to Smuggler’s Notch, the Vermont OCASA trip. It was awesome.
I missed the SG meeting so I just filmed [my speech], put it on YouTube, and I got the votes, so I was excited. I was thinking about running next year for Vice President with Matt Danna, but I think I’m going to hold out for my fourth year because I’m an RA and I want to do that again.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as somewhat spacey, yet fun. I can be serious.
I’m very open-minded. I love people, I’m a people lover. I’m an energy
lover. I’m an adventurer. I love the outdoors. I guess I’m liberated,
that’s a good word for myself.
Do you do much outdoors?
Yes. I love camping. I’ve done nine of the high peaks in the Adirondacks
and I plan to do 46 by the time I’m 46, which is an easy goal. I just love the
Adirondacks. We go camping there as a family. Kayaking, skinny-dipping
is my favorite. That’s, like, all I do all the time in the summer. I don’t know
if I should disclose that.
What do you plan on doing after college?
After college, I’m going to do the Peace Corps. There’s this really cool
program where you can get a Peace Corps masters. I haven’t figured out
if they have a Student Affairs masters within the Peace Corps program,
but 20+ colleges are involved in this. You do the Peace Corps for two years,
and you do your masters for two years and it’s all combined. I really want
to do Student Affairs. I want to be Mary-Beth Cooper, I think that would be
totally awesome, but I don’t want to go straight back into Student Affairs
after the Peace Corps. I really want to test the waters everywhere else.
So if I do business, great. Make some money.
Did you want to travel to a specific area with the Peace Corps?
Africa would be really cool. I’ve always wanted to check out India.
But I’m really a big fan of “where the wind blows.” It will take me somewhere
good. But, again, it’s with being productive. If you’re not doing
anything, the wind’s not going to be blowing.
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