Emily Soukhaphon, Campus Cutie

Name: Emily Soukhaphon

Year: Junior

Major: Double Major in Anthropology and Recreation, Sports Leadership, and Tourism Management with a concentration in Tourism and Commercial Recreation

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Relationship Status: Single


Emily Soukhaphon pictured left.



Emily Soukhaphon is one of the friendliest people you'll meet at UNCW. Her friends describe her as funny, adventurous, and an amazing chef. If you see her on campus, be sure to greet her and ask her for a recipe or two. Read on to learn more about the marvelous Emily!


HC: What would be a perfect date for you?

ES: "That's a tough one. I'd have to say April 25th. Because it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.” – Miss Congeniality.


HC: What's your favorite thing about being a student at UNCW?

ES: The people. I have met so many amazing people here and I continue to meet more. Everyone is just so welcoming.


HC: What's been your most awkward moment at UNCW so far?

ES: When I went into my professor’s office to talk to her about studying abroad and she finished up the discussion with, “It’s nice meeting you,” but I’ve had class with her before.


HC: Hobbies?

ES: Singing in the shower (my dad says I sound like a dying cat, maybe I do, maybe I don’t), cooking (ask me where all of my scars come from, a majority of the time it’s from this), hiking, volleyball (although I’m not very good at all), meeting new people, people watching, planning events, singing in the car, grocery shopping, volunteering, learning new things, going on adventures.


HC: Who or what is your spirit animal?

ES: I’ve been told that I remind people of Leslie Knope…


HC: Favorite pick-up line? Honestly, any pick up line.

ES: The cheesier the better. But one that comes to mind right now is, “Are you made of Fluorine, Iodine and Neon? Because you are F-I-Ne.” Puns are always a plus!


HC: Favorite Quote?

ES: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than than you.” – Dr. Seuss


HC: Pet peeves?

ES: When people don’t use their turn signals.


HC: If you were a Disney Princess, who would you be and why?

ES: I would be Tiana because I love to cook and I’m such a hard worker.


Emily Soukhaphon pictured right.

Photos courtesy of Emily.