Meet an SMA: Emma Klein ’17

The Thrill spotlights a Sexual Misconduct Advisor regularly to raise awareness about the resources available to survivors 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 Emma Klein ’17 from Arlington, Virginia. 


Cookie pie or giant cookie?
Pie! But can it be apple pie? It’s fall and pie is the best. Now I’m hungry.
What’s the best meal you ever had?
Breakfast/brunch is my favorite meal, and the best breakfast I’ve ever had was at this wonderful place in New York called Mud. I’ve been there a couple times, but this summer I went with one of my best friends and we split an omelet and their sourdough french toast. 100% would recommend.
What’s the last good book you read?
This summer I read How to Be a Girl by Caitlyn Moran and I loved it. I’m currently reading a book called Furiously Happy(a funny book about horrible things) by Jenny Lawson that I’m really excited about. It’s about her lifelong battle with anxiety and depression but she is hilarious, and her stories are so relatable for those of us familiar with mental illness.
What’s your favorite part about your hometown?
I’m from Arlington, Virginia, which is basically a hop, skip and a jump away from DC, so I love being close to the city.  I definitely miss my favorite coffee shop with their delicious lattes and food. and being able to walk or metro to all sorts of places in the city from my house is a lovely thing.
Favorite napping spot on campus?
My bed. It has a giant pillow in the shape of a donut, a manatee pillow, and my most favorite comforter. Afternoon naps at home are the best.
What movie have you watched the most frequently?
Tie between Almost Famous and  High Fidelity
Why did you become an SMA?
I became an SMA for many reasons. I think it’s very important to have peer-to-peer resources available when it comes to sex and dealing with sexual misconduct. After what happened in the fall of last year with Take Back the Night I wanted to contribute to creating a safer, more welcoming community in a positive and active way. I hope that through the SMAs I’m able to play a valuable role in bettering our community and helping people who want someone to talk to.

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