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New Faculty Profile: Marion Emme

Getting to know Marion Emme.

Basic Info:
What are you teaching/working on at Prep?

I’m working in the Communications and Development offices

Where did you grow up?
Marysville, WA

What College or University did you attend?
University of Washington Seattle

More About You:
What was the highlight of your summer?

I went on a semi-spontaneous trip to the big island of Hawai’i

How did you spend your time during quarantine?

I got my bachelor’s degree, worked 3 different part-time jobs, bleached my hair, adopted a dog, learned how to make a rug, etc.

Who do you admire (famous or not famous)?
Keeanu Reeves and Ryan Reynolds

What was your first job?
A cashier at Lowe’s. never again

What is your favorite movie or TV show?
favorite movie is John Wick and favorite TV show currently is To Your Eternity

What is your favorite book?
“They Both Die in the End” made me ugly cry and I also recommend “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”


Do you have any hidden talents?
According to the other ladies in the office I’m really good at folding clothes


Your High School Experience:
Where did you go to high school?
Grace Academy in Marysville

What was the most popular song during your senior year of high school?
Justin Bieber’s breakup album for Selena Gomez- Love Yourself and Sorry

What career did you want to pursue in high school?
I really wasn’t sure so I told my parents I wanted to get into cartoon animation

Can you remember any slang terms people used when you were in high school?

No haha

What is some advice you would give to yourself in high school?

Introduce yourself to more people and stop being scared of awkward moments! I’m still bad at this now but I wish I never got used to only sticking around my usual group of friends and made more of an effort of getting to know kids from other classes and schools.


What superhero do you most identify with?  Why?
I always liked Toph from the Last Airbender! We’re not really alike but she’s cute and I like how blunt and realistic she is.

What is your favorite type of sandwich?

Either BLT or egg salad. One of the restaurants I used to work at also made vegan burgers and I really miss it.

What preparation of potato are you? (fries, baked, sweet potato, hash, etc.)

Spiralized potato on a stick

Your intro song if you had a TV show about you?

Interlude by J.Cole, not for a particular reason I just like the song haha

Thoughts on Tik Tok?

Tiktok is terrible and I use it every day

What is a skill that you wish you had?

I wish I was more athletic

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I was supposed to go to the Philippines after I graduated but covid cancelled it! + I just haven’t traveled to Asia much so I want to take a tour

Complete the sentence:

I’d love to go back to…

Junior year (both high school and college). Junior year is always the best.

I have a phobia of…
lawn mowers

If I weren’t working at Prep, I’d be…
unemployed 😝 my last job before this was at a café but I quit before finding another job and soon ended up being hired to Prep

This year, I am excited for…
meeting new people! I’m not the most extraverted person but luckily I have all year to get to know people