Emily O'Brien: Biography
Emily is a UNC Asheville graduating senior, who will receive her Bachelor's Degree in art and French this December. A native of Silver Spring, MD, Emily transferred to UNC Asheville in January of 2008 after taking a year off to help out in post-Katrina New Orleans. She first heard of the university from a group of UNC Asheville students who had come down to volunteer during their spring break.
Earlier this year, Emily was thrilled to learn that she had won the Joseph W. Yedlicka Award from the National French Honors Society. This award permitted her to study French and Art History at the American University of Paris for several months over the summer. Her entire senior series, Transformation through Displacement, is a product of this wonderful opportunity to be submerged in the French-speaking world for the first time.
Although her future plans are uncertain, Emily will move to Europe after graduation in order to master her fluency in French. Pursuing her career as an artist is part of her plan as she embarks on this adventure.