At Georgetown, Emily worked as a research assistant to Professor Laura Benedetti through the GUROP program and for the Italian Department through work study. She spent her junior year at the University of Florence, where, apart from reading Dante and Boccaccio, she studied William Faulkner. Emily wrote about that class, the highlight of her year abroad, for The Post.
Emily recently received Fulbright award to spend nine months in Italy researching the Risiera di San Sabba, a Nazi concentration camp in Trieste. This project, which she began as a sophomore when she received the Lisa J. Raines Fellowship, was the topic of her senior honors thesis in Italian.