Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Focus: Community Organization and Abolition Ecologies

Favorite Place in Seattle: Ferries (especially the one to the San Juan Islands)

Bio: Emma is a junior double majoring in CEP and the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID), and minoring in Law, Societies and Justice (LSJ) and Environmental Studies. Outside of her academics, Emma works as the Workshops Coordinator for Perks and Recreation (if you have questions about 3D printing and/or laser cutting, ask her!). Emma is also the co-director of the Sustainability Curriculum Coalition, which is a group on campus attempting to broaden the definition of sustainability within academics at UW and ensure that each college within UW gives students the opportunity to make connections between their field of study and the social, environmental, and economic implications of the climate crisis we live in. Emma is also a student senator and loves discussing on-campus bureaucracy and the barriers students face when attempting to take action about issues across UW. She also has a Rainy Dawg Radio show called “Womxn Singing About Isolation and Loneliness” and loves artists like Mitski and Julia Jacklin. Outside of campus, Emma loves to rollerblade and sit at Wayward Cafe in Roosevelt. She is a huge supporter of clashing patterns with bright colors and outfit experimentation and spends a lot of her time exploring Seattle looking for good spots to do second-hand shopping.

Why did you choose CEP? I chose CEP because I was continuously discovering passions and realizing I had an enormous amount of learning (and unlearning) to do, and I didn’t want to have anyone else dictating that process for me. I believe that the most important aspect of my college education is its interdisciplinary nature because it allows me to see the world as a system rather than through the lens of a singular field of study.

Ask me about: On-campus jobs, sustainability, ASUW and the student senate, off-campus housings, unlearning implicit biases, navigating campus as an out-of-state student, choosing a major