Student Spotlight: Emanuel Storch '16

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Emanuel Storch '16

Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Major: Economics

Why Union:
Many reasons, top among them the fact that students here are able to foster genuine relationships with their professors. I feel completely comfortable visiting my professors’ offices and discussing matters that may not even pertain to the class material. It’s evident that they are here for the students and truly care about our success.

Most inspiring class:
“Revolutionary History” taught by Professor Stephen Berk. Although the class met quite early – 8 a.m. – Professor Berk’s descriptions of the revolutionary events that took place throughout modern European history kept me engaged and fascinated. This class has given me a new perspective on current events and opened my eyes to the impacts of the European revolutions on modern times.

Also excited about:
My summer internship as a sales intern at XO Communications in Phoenix. I’m also excited to be living in Culinary House.

I enjoy playing tennis during the fall and spring as well as leading Union’s pro-Israel group, U for Israel. This year, we completed a petition that was signed by 500 Union students, lobbied Congressman Paul Tonko and attended the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., where we had the opportunity to hear from Vice President Joe Biden and many other dignitaries. I also volunteer for Good Eats, a group on campus that cooks healthy meals with adults who have special needs.

Favorite study spot:
The tables in Jackson’s Gardens behind the Reamer Campus Center patio

Other passions:
Promoting healthy eating for college students. I run my own food blog, Scratch, which features meals I’ve made while at Union or during my gap year at a university in Tel Aviv.

Most surprising thing about Union:
How many daily events, speakers and activities there are. I’m never bored or wondering what there is to do.

How I'm making Union a better place:
By encouraging open debate and discussion through the Economics Table, which meets weekly, and U for Israel.

Looking into the future:
I hope to create a business that encompasses and spreads the value of healthy eating without compromising taste.

Advice for incoming students:
Make time to get involved with campus activities. You'll meet a ton of new people.