Emily Kaufmann

Warren Township High School, Class of 2011
DePauw University, Class of 2015

Going to DePauw, Emily was undecided on her major and what she wanted to pursue after graduation. She eventually decided to stick with her passions and declared a history major and media studies minor. In fall 2013, she created her own independent study on the ethnic tensions in Zimbabwe and how these supposed tensions have allowed a totalitarian state to flourish there for over 30 years.

In addition to history, she became incredibly interested in the news after her freshman year Winter Term internship at WGRE, DePauw University's radio station. Since then, she has had multiple on-air shows and has led the news department as a student director twice. With the news department, she has interviewed dozens of community and campus officials, and was given the opportunity to speak one-on-one with university visitors such as Jane Goodall and Ron Paul. From this passion for radio came a passion for film, and she spent her second Winter Term at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Emily spent spring 2014 living in New York City and interned with both a TV producer and a media watchdog group. It was at the media watchdog group where she co-authored a study on poverty coverage, or the lack thereof, in the media.

This fall, she will be leading the promotions department at the radio station, playing with the women's rugby club, and plans to garner interest to re-create an Independent Council at DePauw. 

A graduate of Warren Township High School, Emily is a first generation college student. Emily was also an SSP Campus Ambassador for the 2013-2014 school year.

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