This week we selected our first double Campus Cuties! Emma and Jen-Ai aren’t just good friends– they also worked together to research and present original work (from a summer MAP in Ireland) at an Anthropology conference in Michigan last weekend. Read all about these kickass women below!
Name: Emma FalleyClass Year: Major: Anthropology and Religious StudiesHometown: Lafayette, IN (Currently live in Petaluma, CA)
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Best Moment: Outside of academics, I would have to say my diving season second year has been my atheltic highlight– when I broke a 6-dive record and qualified for Regionals in San Antonio, TX. Having my teammates and friends be so supportive of me was amazing.Other Exciting Activities: Captain and diver for women’s swimming/diving team, co-leader of Queer Athletes and Allies (QAA), and co-leader of Active MindsFavorite Prof: Currently Professor Jakubiak in EducationFavorite Theme Party: Disco (I own my own blonde afro wig)Embarrassing First-Year Moment: Sending a wink to my friend while leaving the dhall and having a random person think I was winking at them and seeing how uncomfortable they were…sorry to whomever that was.
Status: SingleDeal-Breakers: Flaky/Lack of loyaltyMost Attractive Quality in a Person: Willingness to be goofy/kind-heartedPost-Harris- Where Are You Headed? Either to my Cowles apartment with my wonderful apartmentmates or high street to hit up Fairgrounds/Cumfortzone.
Something People Don’t Know About You: I have successfully crocheted an afghan.Tell us all about your recent Anthropological conference?: I recently presented (with Jen-Ai Notman ’14, Allie Walker ’15, and Courtney Martin ’15) at the Academic Conference for Irish Studies in Michigan. It was on a MAP conducted this past summer with Professor Caulkins in the Anthropology department. We lived in Northern Ireland for 6 weeks over the summer to conduct our fieldwork. My research focused on organizations in a post-conflict society. I looked at non-profits that focused on cross-community engagement, reconciliation, and peace building.What was the most valuable information you gained by presenting at this conference?: Being able to show people research that we had been working on for months, and then receiving positive feedback. It was elating. I was pleasantly surprised at how supportive and interested the other conference presenters were.Whats next?: Hopefully I’ll be accepted to the two other conferences I’ve applied to for the Spring semester, and I’ll be off to Minneapolis and Pittsburgh to present!
Name: Jen-Ai NotmanClass Year: Major: PsychologyHometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Best Moment: Winning costume bingo during NSO (I started college off on a very high note).Other Exciting Activities: Meeting Emma FalleyFavorite Prof: Lee Running, she’s super passionate about paper fiber, and really anything art.Favorite Theme Party: 80s and DISCO (obviously).Embarrassing First-Year Moment: Embarrassing moments? Oh please, I was a classy first year.
Status: In a relationshipDeal-Breakers: Untrustworthy, lack of ambition, and someone who’s just really not that funnyMost Attractive Quality in a Person: Luscious locksPost-Harris- Where Are You Headed? Most likely to sleep
Something People Don’t Know About You: I once fed a baby chick so many raisins that it’s stomach popped. Needless to say it died, and I was a traumatized small child. Tell us all about your recent Anthropological conference?: This past weekend we had the opportunity to present our summer research at the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS). It was interesting because it was a inter-disciplinary conference, so we got to listen in on sessions on a wide array of topics from children’s literature to historical pieces.What was the most valuable information you gained by presenting at this conference?: The idea of presenting in front of a crowd of middle-aged intellectuals was rather daunting. However, we all did fantastic and I feel like I gained a lot of academic confidence if that makes sense.Whats next?: After I graduate? Probably a combination of traveling and working for the first few years, and then perhaps grad school. I’ve still got a while to decide on all of that.