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Emma Content, Communications Fellow

National Leadership Program, Fall 2018

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Emma Content

Emma Content is a Communications Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Fall 2018. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Content is expecting a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in May 2018.

Content joined RespectAbility because she believes people should not be judged for their disabilities, visible or invisible. She has panic disorder and major depressive disorder and has experienced the stigmas that surround mental health as well as disability. Content looks forward to working with RespectAbility so that issues such as disability and mental health are not subject to judgment or discrimination.

Before she joined RespectAbility, Content interned at the office of Kurt Schrader (5-OR) on Capitol Hill and with the Maryland Democratic Party in Annapolis. She also teaches English as a second language at the Washington English Center in Washington, D.C. Additionally she volunteers as an ESL tutor for the Adult Literacy Education Center in College Park, Maryland. She also is currently working on her senior thesis “People, Polarization, and the Politics of Trust,” which discusses the causes and effects of polarization in American politics and how they influence the public’s trust in government institutions. She hopes to publish it in a journal next spring.

Outside of school and work, Content enjoys drawing, painting, reading and writing. She currently is reading Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock, which is an ethnography of an Iraqi village in the 1960’s. She also horseback rides and competes in dressage and hunter-jumper events when she cans. Content would someday like to get into fencing, swordsmanship, archery, and maybe even hawking!

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Emma Content
Emma Content

Emma Content wants to work so that issues such as disability and mental health are not subject to judgment or discrimination. She enjoys drawing, painting, reading and writing.

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