During normal circumstances, our Outstanding Senior would be recognized at a banquet hosted by the College of Arts & Letters. We encourage you to recognize Emma’s achievements on the CCS Facebook page since we cannot honor Emma at the annual banquet. We are very proud of Emma and all her accomplishments!
The Public Humanities faculty nominated CCS major (emphasis in Public Humanities) Emma Parish for the CCS Outstanding Senior award for spring 2020. Dr. Gioia Woods writes “Emma exemplifies what it means to put the “public” in the humanities.” She completed several environmental humanities courses, including her favorite course, Food, Culture, and Community with Dr. Woods and became inspired to combine her childhood experience (her family works with livestock) and her newly-found interest in the theoretical study of food, community, and culture, to seek out an internship with a small family farm. Emma writes the course “… connected two of my favorite areas of my life, local/healthy foods, and how foods impact and are determined by communities worldwide. It led me to do my 408 credits/ internship on a small scale farm on the east coast where I spent 7 months learning how to raise, slaughter, and sell healthy chickens and pigs to a local customer base.” A native of Flagstaff, Emma plans to travel to Europe for the first time this summer and to also visit family. Afterward, she hopes to work as an emergency medical technician, as she has maintained an EMT certification since high school.