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Emma Polefko, BA Politics, 2016

Emma Polefko

Where is she now?

Emma Polefko is currently working as Communications Director for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

How has her UD education set her apart?

Emma says that she has found reasons to be grateful for her UD education every day, claiming that it has equipped her with crucial skills of critical thought and analysis, articulation, and a wide knowledge base. The scholarly community at UD, Emma says, challenged her to work hard, ask questions, and seek truth. She says that those within the UD community “expect a lot of each other because we know we’re each meant for greatness.”

How did her experience at UD prepare her for the future?

Involved in Cross Country, the Admissions Office, and the University News as the editor-in-chief, Emma says that her experiences at UD undoubtedly made her into the person she is today. “Each step along the way to Capitol Hill, I have given thanks to the University of Dallas and my liberal arts degree. I am well prepared for every challenge that lies before me, and much credit goes to the professors, classmates, and people I encountered at UD.”

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