Excellence in Language Studies Award, French 


Student Name: Emma Elizabeth Kern

Major(s): French Studies and International Studies 

Bio: From her hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Emma Kern came to Emory in the fall of 2013.  By the end of her freshman year, she decided on a double major of French Studies and International Studies with a concentration in Security and Conflict in Africa and the Middle East.  Emma has been studying and tutoring her peers in French since high school, but refined her passion for the language in her semester studying abroad at SciencesPo Paris Institute of Political Sciences.

For the past 4 years, Emma has dedicated her time on the executive board, and now serves as Co-President, of Sexual Assault Peer Advocates, a student organization dedicated to creating a survivor supportive campus through peer advocacy education.  Off campus, Emma has applied her academic interests by interning at The Carter Center, Atlanta Victims Assistance, and for the Office of Georgia State Representative Park Cannon.

After graduation, Emma will continue to apply her interest in international humanitarian advocacy through Emory’s Ethics and Servant Leadership Program.