Senior Profile: Emma Driban

Emma Driban. (Photo courtesy of Emma Driban).Emma Driban. (Photo courtesy of Emma Driban).

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

English major, writing and marketing minors.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

I worked for three years as a student ambassador through the Admissions Office.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

I am the VP and religious life chair for the Jewish Student Union, co-editor-in-chief for Contrast Literary Magazine, and a member of the Honors program and a few honors societies.

Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?

I’ve loved my time here! It’s been a great environment for both educational and social experiences.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

I’ve had so many professors help me along my way, but Dr. Robert Kachur has been a great advisor since my freshman year.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

One of my best memories is going sledding in the golf course for the first time freshman year. One of my suite mates had never seen snow before that winter and it was her first time sledding ever, so it was an amazing experience.

What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

I’ve been pretty fortunate to not have any major challenges. And for the little things, I’ve always had my family and friends to back me up.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Hopefully a job in publishing/editing.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year at McDaniel?

Take a deep breath, changing your career path freshman year is not a big deal.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

Thanks McDaniel for a wonderful four years, I can’t imagine having spent it anywhere else!