Emily Summers '16

    Major: Business Management and Economics

    I work in project management / product strategy in the financial industry. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my husband, son, dog, and two cats. I enjoy hiking, reading, and music.

    Favorite Classes and Professors

    Too many amazing classes, professors, and staff to name here, but the late Professor Helms will always hold a special place in my heart. I took his Intro to Microeconomics class first semester freshman year and fell in love with the subject. His enthusiasm and kindness inspired me to major in Economics and I ended up taking every class he offered.

    Fondest WC Memory

    Freshman year was a whirlwind, but remains the highlight of my college experience (mostly due to the friends I made in Kent dorm). A particularly special moment for me was meeting and having a private breakfast with Tim O'Brien, one of my favorite authors.

    Let’s Hear It for the Liberal Arts

    I met my now husband (Zach Briglia) freshman year and one of my best friends (Emma Way) shortly after, so WC obviously had a huge part in establishing my personal life. I also feel that my classes and campus jobs gave me the critical thinking, communication, and creative skills that I use everyday in my career.


    Classwork and student jobs are important, but also recognize that these four years are likely a once in a lifetime experience. Take advantage of extracurricular opportunities that might interest you! Now is the time to find yourself and get out of your comfort zone wherever possible.