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Meet Emily Fitts ’17!

Meet Emily Fitts ’17, the girl with a thousand-watt smile and champion rower!

Tell me about where are you from:

I’m from Providence, Rhode Island. It’s basically just a smaller, slightly cooler version of Boston. Although Rhode Islanders have an even worse accent than the Boston accent…if that’s possible.


How does the weather at Amherst compare to the weather back home?:

It’s exactly the same. And I love it.


Why did you choose to attend Amherst?:

Ha. Do you want my Tour Guide answer? Open curriculum, Five College Consortium, and community full of curious, passionate, and dedicated students. Real answer? Actually probably the same. Plus the view from Memorial Hill.

What are you interested in both academically and leisurely?:

Academically, I am passionate about the intersection between psychology and public health. Leisurely, I love taking long naps to procrastinate my work, singing (terribly) at the top of my lungs, and laughing at dad jokes (mostly my own, tbh).


What are you passionate about the most?:

Rowing. And ice cream.


Tell me the best memory of your first year:

Medaling at the New England Rowing Championships with a .2 second margin and hearing all of my friends and family screaming for us as we rowed so fast it felt like we were flying. (Hoping to repeat this one in May…)


What are your plans for the rest of your time at Amherst and beyond:

My goal for the year is to make the most of my last year with my amazing friends and to make it to graduation in one piece. After that, I’ll be moving to San Francisco to work for a diabetes and obesity non-profit organization called The DiaTribe Foundation for a couple years before grad school! Long term goals include becoming a crazy cat lady.


What is the best compliment you’ve received?:

“You have a thousand watt smile.” (I like smiling.)


Carina Corbin graduated from Amherst College in 2017 and started writing for Her Campus during her first year. She was a Computer Science and Asian Languages & Civilizations double major that still loves to learn languages, write short stories, eat great food and travel. She wrote for Her Campus Amherst for four years and was Campus Correspondent for 3.5 years. She enjoyed interviewing Campus Profiles and writing content that connected with the Amherst community.
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