Emily Yoder

CAS’24 Comparative Literature, History

Hello! My name is Emily Yoder and I am a member of the class of 2024 double-majoring in Comparative Literature and History in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am also minoring in Latin. I am from southwestern Michigan, but the majority of my high school life took place in South Bend, Indiana. I hope to attend graduate school after my time at BU and to pursue a career in academia. My research interests include women’s culture during the early twentieth century as well as interactions between Roman and early American literature. I have had the opportunity to publish historical research in a peer-reviewed journal while at BU and also presented my work at the 2022 Richard Macksey Undergraduate Humanities Symposium, hosted by Johns Hopkins University. I will also be presenting work about the poetry of Vergil and Henry David Thoreau at New York University’s Society for Ancient Studies conference this February.

At BU, I am the Vice Present of the World Languages and Literatures Association, Vice President of Ski and Board Club, and a member of PERIOD at BU. I am also a Kilachand Peer Mentor, International Peer Mentor, and a Peer Tutor for the World Languages and Literatures Department. When I am not studying, I can be found skiing, hiking, reading, drawing, or exploring Boston!

Through Kilachand, I have had the opportunity to explore subjects that I would not have been able to in my coursework otherwise, including climate change, public school policy, and voting and representation. I have also met excellent professors and some of my best friends!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or just to talk about Kilachand and life at BU!

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