Emily Vietti

March 2018
Major in Communciation Studies and Ph.D. candidate

"I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. In first grade, I wrote a poem book for a Young Authors competition called “A Time to Rhyme” in which I took the liberty (or initiative, depending on your framing) to make up some words so that all of my poems would rhyme. My teacher even sent me to the principal’s office to get permission to submit my book with made-up words. But I won a state Young Authors award, so it all worked out in the end!

I have been a writing consultant and a graduate writing fellow in the past. This year, I am the program coordinator for undergraduate writing fellows, which has been an awesome experience! I love the friends that I’ve made and the little community that we’ve created together at the Writing Center! I’ve always been thoroughly impressed at how proactive and inclusive the Writing Center tries to be for student writers.

Three interesting facts about me include:

  1. Before I came back to graduate school, I worked at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. where I wrote and edited exhibits on topics ranging from the FBI to the newspaper columnist Dear Abby. While working on the FBI exhibit, I got to stand in the cabin that the Unabomber lived in in the woods in Montana (which now sits in the Newseum). Creepy!
  2. My sister and I both love everything true crime: books, podcasts, and TV shows. Our mutual life dream is to win the lottery and spend all our time solving cold cases.
  3. Despite not being very athletic, I love sports – especially college basketball. When I was an undergrad at the University of Florida, I had the opportunity to work with the teams that won the NCAA tournament in back-to-back years, and I got to go to the Final Four and watch them win it all."

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