Emma is a graduate student earning an M.A. at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, studying Cinema and Media Studies from an analytical and historical perspective. She also earned a B.A. from Carleton College in the same field. She is a teaching assistant at USC, has been published in the academic journal Film Matters, and has a background in film festival coordination and non-profits. She is most passionate about using education and programming in film and pop culture to create dialogue, inspire new audiences, and better understand our increasingly globalized and digital society.