Emily Pepin ‘09
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Emphasis: Approaching the Human Condition with Awareness and Compassion: Writing, Sustainable Development, and Social Justice through Literature
Dynamic. Intense. Friendly. Emotional. That’s how Emily Pepin describes Johnston students.
“We’re pretty creative and lively people who want to be participants in our education and our lives. That’s why we’re here,” she adds. Emily herself is a case in point. She loves creative writing, environmental science and feminist political theory, and she wants to link those passions together. Her way.
Emily, a member of the nationally recognized Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program, says the community aspect of Johnston helped her choose her emphasis. “Johnston really taught me to be conscious of my impact on the group. In order to create a more sustainable world, we need to understand how our actions affect others.” Emily spent time travelling after she graduated and is now serving in the Peace Corps.