Hello Her Campus YU readers! This week, I interview a fellow Emily who is an exchange student all the way from Germany! She is super sweet and loves to travel! If you would like to hear more about one of our newest writers, give her bio a read below!
Full name: Emily Lara Fabricius
Program: Exchange student in English and professional writing
What made you want to join Her Campus?
I really love to write about stuff that moves me or stuff I really care about, but you kind of lose the motivation if there is no one you’re writing for. I wanted to have a platform where I could share my thoughts and Her Campus is just perfect for that.
How did you hear about us?
I stumbled upon the stand at YorkFest and all the people there were so nice. I followed Her Campus on social media and I loved the content they brought. I instantly wanted to become a part of this great and awesome group.
What is your favorite course you are taking and why?
I have a course about “Writing in Digital Cultures” and I really love it because it’s challenging, yet you learn so much. We had to find a topic that we love, create a blog, do social media posts, and now we’re currently shooting a video on that topic. It’s so much fun and doesn’t feel like school at all.
What are some of your interests outside of school?
I would say reading and traveling. That’s why I’m always broke! It’s just that I can never just pass a bookstore; I always have to buy something there. Even if I already have that one, sometimes they do new editions and I’m like “bye money!” I also love to spend time in libraries. I just love the smell of old books and the quiet atmosphere they have there. As for traveling I always have to have a trip that I can look forward to.
What’s one topic you are passionate about?
I could have endless conversations about feminism. It’s just something that really moves me and I try to stay up to date as best as I can. I really like talking about it because most people don’t really know what feminism really is; we are not men-hating women, but seeking equality for everyone, no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual preference. You see, I could go on for ages about this.
What is the best vacation you have ever been on?
Definitely Cuba. I loved the people, the weather, even the food was surprisingly alright (I heard so much bad stuff about it that I expected it to be so much worse) and just the whole atmosphere there was infectious.
Do you prefer the city or the country?
I‘m a city-girl. I was born in Munich – a somewhat big city in southern Germany. Somehow, I grew out of it which is why I moved to Berlin after graduating from high school. I just love everything about cities and I could never move to the country. Never. I do like hiking and spending time there, but it could never be permanently.
What is your favorite type of music to listen to? Is there a song that you love at the moment?
I really like old music, like 30 years older than me sometimes. I like The Beatles and Bob Dylan. A song which never gets old and is always on my “current favorites” playlist is, “Feeling Groovy” by Simon and Garfunkel. It always puts me in a good mood.
What’s your favorite app?
Netflix, where I can binge watch Friends for the tenth time.
What is your favorite winter activity?
Escaping the cold and traveling somewhere warm I guess ;).
What is your dream job? Why?
All that I do in my life is kind of aimed to help me achieve my life goal, which is to become a journalist. I want to write for a newspaper someday, or do TV journalism. I don’t really mind as long as it is somewhere I can reach people. I feel like we live in a world where so much bad stuff is happening and so many people lose their faith in the media. I want to help people regain their faith and be as good as I can be in providing the world with news that needs to be heard.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Still studying, but probably not in Germany (or Canada) anymore but maybe in Amsterdam, Lisbon or Paris and working on my master’s thesis in journalism.
Describe yourself in five words.
Caring, emotional, persistent , humorous, bookworm.
What is a piece of advice you would give to our readers?
To always follow their dreams and to be thankful for what they have. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s so important that we do what we love in the one life we have. It’s the only one we get so I always try to make the most out of mine, which I would advise everyone to do. So many people have so much less than we do and we should never forget about how gifted we are.
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All photos are courtesy of Emily Fabricius.