Emma L. Tome
University of California-Berkeley
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.