Meet an SMA: Emily Estus ’14

We’re picking back up on the feature wherein we spotlight an SMA each Friday to raise awareness about the resources available to victims of sexual assault. Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

Today, we’re featuring Emily Estus, a senior from Kentucky.


Cookie pie or giant cookie? Easy. Cookie Pie. 

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had (excluding cookie pie and/or giant cookie)? Any meal that I’ve eaten immediately following a frisbee tournament.

What’s the last good book you read? The Art of Fielding was one of the most incredible books I’ve ever read — I recommend it to everyone.

Why do you love your hometown? It’s ridiculously beautiful and surrounded by good places to hike. That, and the fact that most people are genuinely friendly and care about the community.

What’s the best class you’ve taken at Kenyon? Expansion of International Society with [Associate Professor of Political Science Steve] Van Holde.

Why did you become an SMA? Patrick Gilligan (the head of the Counseling Center) has this goal of transforming Kenyon into an “enlightened community,” aka a place where we are all learning how to take care of each other and of ourselves. I love that idea and hope that through my work as an SMA, I can somehow embody a part of that.

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