Quick Facts: 

Name: Emily Paterson

Graduation Year: 2016

Sport: Gymnastics

  1. What does the experience of being a Penn student-athlete mean to you?

To me the experience of being a Penn student-athlete means I get to compete a sport I love while representing an amazing school like Penn. Being a student athlete at Penn means always working hard while maintaining a great balance of athletics and academics.

  1. Hometown?

Westwood, Massachusetts

  1. High school?

Westwood High School

  1. College and Major?

School of Arts and Sciences. Major: Health and Societies with a concentration in Public Health. Minor: Biological Basis of Behavior and Healthcare Management

  1. Favorite Penn Sports moment to date?

Winning ECAC Championships in 2013 my freshmen year.

  1. Favorite Class to date?

HSOC10- Health and Societies

  1. What does life after Penn look like (i.e.- ideal job, where you live, what will make you happy)?

After undergraduate at Penn I plan to go to grad school and get my MPH.

  1. Ultimate career goal?

I want to work in the field of Public Health doing research and designing programs to improve the health of different communities.

  1. Favorite place to eat on campus?


  1. Favorite place to eat off campus?

Green Eggs Café or anywhere for breakfast

  1. Favorite Penn sporting event to attend (other than your own sport)?

Football Games

  1. IPhone or Android?


  1. What’s currently on your iPod?

Anything on Spotify

  1. What’s on your DVR?

Greys anatomy

  1. What’s the one place in Philly you take all those who visit you?

Rittenhouse Square or Franklin Fountain.