Emma Waldron
Emma Waldron
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Taylor Allderdice
Major: Biology/Environmental Science

Before Mount Holyoke: Graduated from Taylor Allderdice in 2020 ... Member of the rowing team for four years ... Earned the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Association Academic Athlete Award in June 2019 ... Silver medalist for varsity double (stroke seat, 2019) ... Member of the varsity squad at Midwest Regionals in 2018 ... Three-year member of the soccer team.

Personal: Majoring in Biology and Environmental Science at Mount Holyoke College ... Recipient of the Louise Sproule Prize for first-year MHC students with most promise of a gift of writing ... Awarded the Robert P. Sibley Prize for first-year MHC students in English composition.

Favorite MHC Tradition: Tie dyeing socks with crazy colors to put on our water bottles. 

Why Mount Holyoke?: I love the energy at Mount Holyoke! I think it is impressive that students seem to be able to balance silliness and fun (like decorating name tags with goofy drawings and stickers) with a more serious work ethic (like doing super interesting biology research on tau protein function in fly neurons, or pushing each other to go faster in the erg room).

Favorite Quote:  "Four goals in (16) minutes. Literally I don't even know how that happens especially in a World Cup final." -Abby Wambach  

Favorite Pre-Competition Snack or Meal: Carrots 

Favorite Childhood Athlete: Abby Wambach

What is one of your favorite books/movies/tv shows? A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman