Hometown: Stamford, Connecticut
Major: Political Science with a minor in Sustainability
Emilie Pollack has made the most of her time here at GW. Since coming to DC in fall 2012, Emilie has truly taken advantage of the opportunities this city has to offer through both her on-campus involvement and her work in various political organizations.
In addition to being a member in Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Emilie demonstrates her passion for serving her community as an executive board member for Food Justice Alliance; an organization that works to promote healthy, local, organic food and a just, sustainable food system through education and direct action in the George Washington and Foggy Bottom communities. As her fellow ESA sisters would be quick to note, Emilie is also very involved in the GW Alternative Breaks Program. After going on the AWB Puerto Rico and ASB Alabama trips her sophomore year, Emilie fell in love with the sense of community the Alt. Breaks program fosters and speaks highly of the opportunity to get to know her peers outside of GW’s campus. She is also very active in Hillel and has participated in events with Green GW, including the People’s Climate March in New York City this past September.
Outside of her GW involvement, Emilie has gathered a lot of experience in her field through multiple internships and volunteer experiences. Since January 2014, Emilie has interned with Ready for Hillary, during which time she has served as a Constituency Intern for the LGBTQ community, and more recently has been working closely with the Co-founder on a variety of special initiatives. One of the many highlights of her time at Ready for Hillary is having the opportunity to travel to Iowa where she was able to hear both Bill and Hillary speak as well as meet Senator Tom Harkin, personally thanking him for passing the ADA. When sitting down with Emilie to talk about the trip, it was truly a pleasure to see how she beamed describing stories, “I got to high-five Tom Harkin, who does that?!” With her extensive involvement on and off-campus, Emilie has definitely had her fair share of “#OnlyAtGW” moments. If you ask her to name a few of her favorites she’ll cite election night 2012, going to hear DOMA being discussed in the Supreme Court, hearing President Obama speak, and of course, hearing Hillary speak.
After graduation Emilie says she would possibly like to work on a campaign, join the Peace Corps, or go to law school. We look forward to seeing where Emilie’s passion and drive continues to take her, and are so proud to have someone with her powerful spirit in GW Epsilon Sigma Alpha.