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Emma Tompkins - Senior Spotlight

Emma Tompkins is an English major with a literature emphasis. She loves Disney (more particularly Cinderella), ballet, puzzles, and reading with her favorite era of Victorian literature.


During Emma's time at Lee she has been a Kairos Peer Leader, the Kairos officer of Events, and a member of Sigma Tau Delta. Emma joined Kairos in order to find a community of people who would help her grow. Learning she had been accepted into Kairos prompted her career at Lee.


Emma's favorite Kairos classes have been Rhetoric and Research and Foundations of Western Culture. "Dr. Schrock showed me to approach a piece of literature and delve into its secrets, which often reveal mysteries about my faith. He inspired me to become an English major." "Dr. Johnson’s class provided me with the opportunity to appreciate the far-reaching implications of these societies within Western literature: allusions are some of my greatest joys."


"Although a great deal of my time is devoted to academics, my goal for each day in my final semester is to do something personally relaxing, usually watching a crime show or writing our book."


Emma is applying for a job as an editor, a high school English teacher, or an event planner, hoping to attend graduate school in a few years.


A piece of advice: "Take specific time to place boundaries in your life. Academics are important and should stretch your endurance and your mind, but you also need time to be a human. Enjoy college and the friendships you will make here by consistently seeking balance, so you are cognizant that your identity is richly multi-faceted."



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