Emily Rose Thorne is 18 years old and from Athens, Georgia. She attends Mercer University, where she plans to double major in Journalism and Law & Public Policy and to minor in Women’s and Gender Studies on the pre-law track. A writer, musician, and feminist, she hopes to use her platforms to inspire positive change by providing different perspectives on the world’s political and social issues. Much of her work focuses on politics and society, but she also dabbles in music and science.

Emily Rose wrote and edited for her high school newspaper and then for Affinity Magazine while working as a freelance writer for Livingston Research. She spent the summer of 2017 as a journalism intern for Step Up Magazine and often wrote for Vocal, where her writing was selected as a Staff Pick.  Now, she interns with Girls Rock Athens as a bass instructor, band coach, and blogger and holds a staff writing position with Women’s Republic.  She frequently posts on Medium, where editors read her work and requested to add her as a paid writer for Politics Means Politics and, most recently, its Premium site. She has contributed to the Genetic Literacy Project, Sprout Literary Magazine, Athena Talks, and Rantt.

Currently, Emily Rose also writes for her college campus newspaper, The Cluster. She is a member of the Pre-Law Society and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She also works for admissions and is a volunteer reading tutor at a local elementary school.

Athens Banner-Herald, June 8, 2017: Athens Academy grad gets summer internship at Step Up magazine

Awards and Qualifications

Mercer University — Center for Collaborative Journalism Scholarship, named Adiel Sherwood Scholar

Georgia Press Educational Foundation — Durwood McAlister Honor Scholarship to study journalism at an in-state college

Cum Laude Society Writing Award

Burger King Scholar