Emily is a first-year Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) candidate concentrating in Global Politics and Security with a regional interest in West Africa and thematic interest in the influence of religion on international affairs. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Puget Sound. As an undergraduate, she interned with the International Rescue Committee, helping refugees orient to their new lives in Sacramento, California. Additionally, she represented the states of Alaska, Washington, and Oregon on then-Vice President Joe Biden’s It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee, where she advocated for survivors of sexual assault. After graduating, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana. There, she worked with her community on projects related to water and sanitation, malaria, nutrition, and youth empowerment.
To complement her master’s, Emily is currently obtaining her Certificate in Diplomatic Studies. After MSFS, she plans to join the Foreign Service with the Department of State, where she aspires to use her education and experience to work on human rights and climate change. Emily speaks French and Twi, and in her free time practices yoga and plays classical piano.
"I chose MSFS because of its location in Washington, D.C., its small cohort size, and its practitioner faculty; my hope for this program is that it gives me the theoretical foundation and practical tools necessary to be an agent for positive change as a Foreign Service Officer."
Santor, Emily (2017). The Dehumanizing Illusion of Religion-and-Violence Arguments. Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies, vol. 2 (issue 2). https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol2/iss2/2/
Santor, Emily (2018). Cultural Darwinism: Race and Radio in the Early Twentieth Century. Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies, vol. 3 (issue1). https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol2/iss2/2/