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Meet Emily Moran ’23 Moran is inspired by W&L’s values and commitment to liberal arts education.

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Name: Emily Moran ’23
Hometown: Rockville Centre, New York
Major: Business Administration and Theater

Why did you choose to come to W&L?
I chose to come to W&L because I fell in love with the people here and their commitment to liberal arts education and the Honor System. I also was very excited by the chance to study business and other subjects outside the Williams School!

What are you most looking forward to during your time at W&L?
I have been looking forward to finishing and presenting my theater honors thesis. It’s titled “A guide to stage management for W&L students” and combines all the knowledge and experiences I gained from stage managing four different productions during my time at Washington and Lee.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since arriving at W&L?
Since arriving at W&L my greatest accomplishment was serving as general co-chair for First Year Orientation Committee for the last two years. I loved leading the incredibly talented team to create the most welcoming and fun orientation week experience possible. Watching first-years arrive on campus and help them settle into life in Lexington is extremely important and rewarding to me.

Who at W&L has been most inspiring to you so far?
Professor Shawn Paul Evans

What inspires you?
I am inspired by innovative theater, particularly musicals. Additionally, people who go for their dreams and become successful while also achieving a work-life balance are very inspiring to me.

What are your hobbies/interests?
Theater, painting, puzzles, tennis and piano.

What book has made the most significant impact on your life?
This question was incredibly difficult for me, there are so many! But I narrowed it down to “Little Women.”

What is the most adventurous thing that you have ever done?
I went on a trapeze when I was in middle school with my Girl Scout troop.

If they made a movie about your life, who would play you?
Gina Rodriguez

What is your desert island food?
New York Pizza

What is your favorite movie?
“West Side Story” (2021 version)

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid, I wanted to work at Disney when I grew up.

If you could have a conversation with anyone, who would it be and why?
Stephen Sondheim because he is my favorite musical theater composer, and I would love to pick his brain about his creative process. I always dreamed of working with him and never thought he would die before I had the chance. His ability to tell incredible stories through music and add so much hidden meaning behind everything is something I would love to talk about.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
My go-to karaoke song with friends is “Dancing Queen”!