Originally from Murrieta, CA, Emily Olson is currently a second-year student at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Emily is an honors humanities scholar and honors Pacific legal scholar, pursuing an accelerated Bachelor’s degree in English with minors in Pre-law and Film Studies.
When not in class, she stays busy with a variety of extra-curricular activities: she’s a staff writer for The Pacifican university news publication, the editor-in-chief of the undergraduate literary magazine Calliope, a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, a videography Intern for the university’s communications department, secretary for the pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta and a content-writing intern for the university’s admissions office. And on her lazy days, she’s someone who actually gets sleep.
Emily came to college with the hopes of attending law school but recently decided that a writing-centered career – something more about creativity than ‘cases of controversy’ – might be a better fit. She has a new goal of obtaining a Master’s degree in Creative Non-fiction Writing but first wants to follow graduation with a gap year for travel and time to write.
For now, she enjoys the myriad of opportunities she’s found studying liberal arts in a small university setting. She received a scholarship to complete an Italian language immersion program over the summer and since her return, has been begging the university to fund her on other exciting excursions. Emily prefers prose to poetry but has been known to make exceptions; the pieces she wrote to capture ‘la vita bella’ in Italy are some of these rarities. She’s only recently acquired the confidence to submit her pieces, so keep a lookout for more in future publications.
In the occasional instances she has spare time, Emily enjoys going for long runs, experimenting with cooking, watching classic Noir films, traveling near and far, and, of course – reading and writing, often with a big mug of coffee and never without an open mind.
This member has not published any books.