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