Emma Purcell


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Emma Purcell, a Chicago-native, graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in Sociology/Anthropology and Race & Ethnic Studies. At St. Olaf Emma spent her time playing ultimate frisbee and organizing with the school’s climate justice group. This past year Emma worked at Washburn High School as a Check & Connect monitor and is excited to continue working in MPS! Emma believes strongly in the power of youth and views them as a central part of social change. Within their role as facilitator Emma hopes to empower young people to dream beyond what is in front of them. In their free time Emma loves to go for long walks and bike rides, spend time with friends, and play ultimate. 

Favorite musicians: 

Modern Nun, Smino, The O’Mys, Maggie Rogers, LaLa LaLa 

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be? 

Clumsy by Fergie 

Favorite books: 

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden, Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Favorite movies: 

Cheaper by the Dozen 1 AND 2  

Favorite food: 

Breakfast sandwich on a scone 

Favorite quote: 

Another world is necessary, another world is possible, another world is happening – Grace Lee Boggs 

Favorite subjects in school:  

Social studies 

Favorite theater experience:  

Being on props crew for the Addams Family musical my senior year of high school!  

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If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 


The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor: 

My dad 

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

A journalist