Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Emory Dance Program Presents Our Graduating Seniors!

This year Emory Dance has 27 majors/minors graduating. Check out a few of our seniors below as they share their plans for the future!

Annabelle Zhuno
Major: Anthropology and Human Biology
Minor: Dance and  Movement Studies

"I am currently under review for a health sector position in Ghana with the Peace Corps, so fingers crossed! If that doesn't work out, I will be working in public health for two years before applying for masters of public health programs."

Hannah Gold
Major: Biology
Minor: Dance and Movement Studies

"After I graduate I will be taking a gap year and applying to medical school for the fall of 2018. I will be working in a research lab at Emory, and thankfully will be staying put in my new home in Atlanta."  

Virginia Spinks
Majors: Anthropology and Religion/ Dance and Movement Studies

"Immediately after graduation, I will be traveling to Sarajevo, Bosnia to study human rights as a 2017 Humanity in Action European Fellow. I will then travel to Sorrento, Italy to dance with the Staibdance Summer Intensive and after that return to my home town of Atlanta, Georgia to pursue dance professionally and to get involved with the non-profit community, as I develop my action project as a culmination of what I have learned in Sarajevo. I hope that this project will carry me into deep, and meaningful work in the Atlanta community." 

Hannah Schwartz
Majors: Business Administration/ Dance and Movement Studies

"I will be a GBS Consulting By Degrees Consultant at IBM."
Will Warren
Major: Religion
Minor: Dance and Movement Studies

"I started my collegiate career at Oxford College. After two-years of pre-med there, my liberal arts career exploded into newfound passions in what are now my major and minor, respectively: religious studies and dance and movement studies. During my time on the Atlanta campus, I have been most heavily involved the a cappella group, No Strings Attached (Emory’s premier, all-male a cappella group), Emory’s Student Programming Council, as well as with new student orientation as an orientation leader and subsequently as an orientation captain. This summer, I plan to travel through South America and will return to school to complete my pre-med requirements in hopes of going to pharmacy school."

Sara Pengelley
Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Minor: Dance and Movement Studies

"I will be attending Staibdance Summer Intensive in Italy this summer, and next year I will be taking a gap year, working full-time as a research assistant at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience while applying for medical school."

Jessica Bertram
Majors: Anthropology and Human Biology/ Dance and Movement Studies

"After graduation, I plan to take a year off to continue teaching dance, pursue professional dance companies, and work administratively in the arts community. I will then apply to graduate school to obtain a master of fine arts in performance." 

Julianna Joss
Majors: Political Science/ Dance and Movement Studies

"For the year following graduation, I received the Bobby Jones Scholarship to pursue a master of science in sustainable development at the University of St. Andrews.  Before I leave for Scotland, I will be spending my summer here in Atlanta to work as the program assistant facilitating the Emory Scholars' Scholarship and Service Program, as well as interning with the Southern Education Foundation."