2010 Scholar

Emma L. Tome
University of California-Berkeley

Emma L. Tome
Emma is a junior at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studies geography and environmental sciences. Her intellectual interests are broad, ranging from soil chemistry, to postcolonial geographies, to poetry. She is interested in developing place-based experiential education programs, having spent summers working in the rural Virginia wilderness, on a local farm, and in the Arkansas Ozarks. Currently, she serves as a co-director for Alternative Breaks, a service-learning program through which she has also co-led a trip to the San Diego - Tijuana border region. Her upcoming summer research interests include critically examining maps as discursive texts, and testing consumer products for toxins.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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