We’re excited to welcome Emily Schulenberg, our newest Weitz Fellow. Emily is a recent Carleton College graduate with a background in statistics and data analysis. In her role at the Women’s Fund, she is working with the Freedom from Violence team on different data-driven projects and looks forward to learning more about the role data can have in promoting social change.
We asked Emily a few questions about her experience at the organization so far, and what she likes to do in her free time.
What’s your favorite part of working at the Women’s Fund so far?
My favorite part by far has been getting to know my coworkers. Everyone is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do, and it has been so fun getting to know this great group of people.
Describe the Women’s Fund in three words?
Tough but rewarding
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
I have never lived outside Minnesota and just moved to Omaha recently, so they best thing has been getting to explore the city, trying new food and seeing new places.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
As my housemates will tell you, I am a huge fan of taking naps. Since I just graduated, I have much more free time than I am used to, so I have started reading books that I’ve been meaning to read for a while.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish in the next year?
My personal goal is that I would like to go camping in the Badlands at some point in the next year. In terms of work, since I only have a year-long position, I want to learn as much as I can about the amazing work everyone is doing and develop my professional skills in the nonprofit field through this experience.
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever done?
Not that unusual, but I used to be a gymnastics coach for about four years.
What are you listening to these days?
I’m ashamed but Tik Tok songs.