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Mount Ida is back and buzzing with the return of our incredible school community. As we all begin to settle into our routine, it’s time to learn about the faces who make our spaces special. Our One of 360 series kicks off this month with none other than day student and Communications Office regular, Charlotte L. ’24! Hear more from Charlotte on community at Emma, pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, and her favorite tradition on campus!

On Home…

Home for me is Schodack, New York which is about a 25 minute drive away from Emma. I grew up with my two brothers and my parents. I also grew up next door to my grandparents so I have a very good relationship with them. My oldest brother recently graduated from college and moved out on his own. I have three dogs as well.  

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Charlotte and friends on the triangle for Triangle Takeover 2023, posing for a photo taking a selfie.

On Emma…

I learned about Emma because of my middle school science teacher. He had a child that went to Emma and he thought I would really like it. From the second I stepped on campus, I loved Emma and knew I was supposed to go to school here. I loved the traditions and how they contribute to the sense of community on campus. Another thing I love about Emma is the connections I have with the faculty and teachers (shoutout Ms. Skott and Dr. Grimm.) But the thing that makes Emma the most special for me is my friends. I have truly made the best friends at Emma. 

Charlotte and friends in fancy dresses for prom.

Charlotte and friends at Prom 2023.

On Broadcast Journalism…

I am super passionate about pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. I’ve had the amazing opportunity this summer to do a job shadow at News Channel 13 with Kumi Tucker. I’ve been able to learn so much about the industry and even get some experience of my own. I have been able to learn what goes into reporting on a story, as well as get some practice both in front of the camera and with editing. I became interested in this field because of a field trip I took to News Channel 13 in 8th grade. The whole station and everything about the field trip really sparked my interest. Although I have been fortunate to have this experience and learn about the industry, I still have a long way to go, so I am hoping to continue on this career path in the future. 

Two students at a packed stadium for a concert.

Charlotte and bff Roya S. '24 at a concert at SPAC.

On Trying New Things…

I really want to get into hiking. I think it's super fun and I’ve done some hiking in the past but I would love to get into it more. 


On Favorite Emma Traditions…

It’s so hard for me to pick because I really love all the traditions at Emma. But if I had to pick a favorite, it would definitely be Revels! The excitement of Revels week from the not-senior perspective is super fun. Also obviously the excitement of the actual night of Revels is so fun. Getting dressed up and lining up in Lyon-Remington with all my friends are some of my favorite memories I’ve made at Emma. I am really looking forward to being in Revels and experiencing the excitement as a senior!

Students standing in a wood paneled room listening to a speaker.

Charlotte, as co-head, with members of the Democracy Matters club on campus meeting with local legislators during an event.


Thank you, Charlotte for sharing your passions and contributing to the Emma Willard School community in unique and significant ways. We look forward to seeing the impact you will have as you continue to serve and shape our world!


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