Q1: Where were you and what did you do before coming to Williams?
Emma: I worked in Career Education at Wellesley College, and previously I lived in the DC area for 12 years, earning my Ph.D. in Political Science and working at several international affairs think tanks and George Mason University.
Rebecca: Just before coming to Williams, I was part of the health professions advising team in the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning at Amherst College.
Q2: What about Williams are you most excited about?
Emma: I'm looking forward to meeting with students and alumni--I love connecting people and helping folks reflect on their experiences and set goals for the future.
Rebecca: What I am most excited about here at Williams is the opportunity to become a part of and contribute to such a vibrant, collaborative, and impactful community.
Q3: What are your goals/plans for your career community?
Emma: For the Education Career Community, I hope to engage alumni who are teaching in a range of different school types, as well as those who utilize their interest in education in diverse ways, such as education technology or education policy. For Career Discovery programs for first and second years, my goal is for all students entering Williams to engage in exploration early and often during their time on campus.
Rebecca: I hope to build a robust, dynamic, and student-centered program that is reflective of the needs and interests of our career community and that offers opportunities to explore the spectrum of possibilities in science and health fields. I also hope to foster a career community in which all students and alumni feel that they can thrive. I look forward to helping students and alumni discover, prepare for, and flourish along their own unique academic and professional pathways.
Today (Thursday, November 21, 2019) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I will be tabling in the Paresky Center. Please stop by to share your questions, thoughts, and ideas – or just to say hello!
Fun fact about yourself
Emma: I have a dog named Hughie and I enjoy running and hiking. The past 15 years I've worked in towns starting with a W (Wilmington, Washington, Wellesley and now Williamstown!).
Rebecca: Rock climbing is one of my favorite hobbies. I especially enjoy the aspects of personal challenge and problem-solving that it involves and the sense of community that it inspires.
Favorite Season (fall, winter, spring, or summer) and Why?
Emma: I enjoy that moment of change between each season because it feels new and full of opportunity and excitement.
Rebecca: My favorite season has always been fall. There is something special about the crisp air, warm sunshine, and lively atmosphere on campus at that time of year.
3 words a friend or family member would use to describe you
Emma: Positive, Energetic, Supportive
Rebecca: Curious, creative, and compassionate. These are important elements of my personality as well as the ways in which I approach my work and the world around me.