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Emma is originally from south-central Kansas and entered her year at Kansas State University as a Fellow. There she pursued a degree in Political Science and International Studies with minors in Women’s Studies and Nonprofit Leadership Studies. While at K-State, Emma advocated for social justice through numerous progressive student organizations. As a Student Senator, she frequently met with state legislators and lobbied for comprehensive sex education, reproductive health care, gun control on college campuses, inclusive state bathroom policies and much more. Emma also worked in the Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education at K-State. This office provided advocacy to students who have experienced sexual violence. Through her work in the CARE Office and as a 4 term Student Senator, Emma worked to make sure K-State followed Title IX and supported survivors of sexual assault in every capacity. Emma is a proud member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and was a member of Blue Key Honorary. When Emma isn’t hosting a rally or lobbying at the state capitol, she enjoys watching documentaries and cooking vegetarian meals. Emma Barnett also interned during summer 2016 with Young People For and supported the development of the Gender & Sexuality Justice Curriculum.