An aspiring journalist from Penang, Malaysia, Emilyn is graduating early from Cornell University in December with a B.S. in Communication with a minor in Applied Economics and Management. Upon graduation, she would like to attend Columbia Journalism School to obtain a Masters Degree in broadcast journalism. Her dream is to move to NYC or LA to be an entertainment and fashion reporter.
At Cornell, she is part of the editorial team of Thread Magazine, the first and only fashion magazine on campus. She is also a student employee in the Cornell Media Relations office in which she facilitate press requests, speaker events and monitor media coverage. Some of her other affiliations include being the President of Lamda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society, Vice-President of the Communication Student Advisory Board and an active member of Association for Women in Communication, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, CALS Student Leadership Committee and Rent the Runway representative.
She spent this past summer interning in the editorial department at Teen Vogue. In addition to reporting to her mentor, bookings editor Lara Bonomo, she actively volunteered in the Fashion News Department, Features Department and Web department as well. It was a dream come true for her to see her first Teen Vogue byline on teenvogue.com. She was also featured in the November issue of Teen Vogue, where she shared her tips on dressing for an internship. Other than that, Emilyn spent summer of 2012 in Sydney Australia as a “Graduate Marketing Intern” for Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary for Fortune 50 company, Safeway inc.
Prior to transferring to Cornell, she spent her freshmen year at Virginia Commonwealth University where she hosted and produced the number one show on WVCW Radio called “Dream with Emilyn” with an international audience from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, England, America, Canada and Spain. The highlight of the show included a weekly “Emilyn’s Quote of the Week” segment. She has also edited several books including a teenage self help book that is currently in the process of being published in Malaysia and the 7th version of “Master the Art of Cold Reading” by Angel Harper.
Emilyn is trilingual and also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Malay.
In her free time she enjoys public speaking, traveling and reading. She is also currently working on her first non-fiction novel “Dream with Emilyn.”