Graduate Student Spotlights

Emilie Harjes

Visual Culture and Theory

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
Topnotch professors in a topnotch city!
My inspiration is:
passion and imagination
I would like to be remembered for:
my kindness and creativity
Something I collect:
fortune cookie sayings
Why I went to Graduate School:
to understand more
My best job ever:
photo editing at an outdoor magazine
A hobby I have is:
The professor who influenced me the most:
the one who challenged and pushed me the most
My favorite place to study is:
hidden in a bustling cafe
My best commuity service experience:
at an aboriginal corporation in Australia
My secret passion is:
surrealist art
If I could take a year off I would:
cross-country road trip to discover new art and explore art galleries, seeing friends along the way.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Salisbury, Connecticut
What are your plans after you graduate?
continue to live and work in NYC until I need to escape back to countryside living.
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
University Scholar and Honors Scholar Program (University of Connecticut), Forum on Education Abroad Undergraduate Research Award nomination, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Student Fellowship.
Community Service and Other Activities:
Learning Leaders, Habitat for Humanity, Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation.