Hello! I’m Emily. I’m a writer and story strategist based in Bariloche, Argentina.
I crave adventure, revel in art and cherish good storytelling.
Through print, photo and video, I create and share honest stories based on my own life experiences as well as those of others, typically in the realms of travel, outdoor adventure and social impact.
I graduated from Denison University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and English Creative Writing. Outside of classes, I swam competitively for the Big Red, wrote for Denison Magazine and volunteered at a local humane society.
I credit my grandparents with my thirst for adventure. They traveled often throughout my childhood and have covered every continent except Antarctica. I didn’t realize it then, but every time they returned home, their souvenirs and stories were molding a future explorer in me.
During my freshman year of high school, I traveled to Mexico for a week-long mission trip. While there, I developed an appreciation for travel that takes you off-the-beaten path, travel that allows you to see, experience and understand different people, places and cultures. Since then, I’ve had a desire to see, experience and understand as much of the world as I can — while leaving no trace except a positive impression.
On the outdoors
Growing up in Michigan, my family taught me to enjoy the outdoors and the importance of protecting the natural beauty that surrounds us. However, it wasn’t until I spent a summer working in and exploring Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that I developed my own love and passion for and relationship with the outdoors.
Now, I seek out time in nature whenever I can. My favorite adventures include backcountry camping in Grand Teton National Park; rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon; spending a weekend, and an unforeseen extra day, in Guachalito, Colombia; and any and all time spent in northern Michigan.
Top photo: Nicole Veloso Buchheister
Bottom photo: Ashwini Gupte