Hi! My name is Emma Stroner, and I am a full-time, second-year student at Drake University studying Multimedia Journalism and Digital Media Production with a minor in Psychology. When I’m not doing schoolwork, you can catch me in the Drake Broadcasting System lounge, at a Residence Hall Association meeting, or tutoring students at Drake University’s Writing Center. In addition, I am a member of the Adams Leadership Institute, and I work as a bakery clerk at Hy-Vee on the weekends.
Drake Broadcasting System
I am the News Director for Drake Broadcasting System. Alongside the executive board members, we put together live broadcasts of “The Dog Dish,” host a 48-hour film festival, help students create their own radio shows, and create a variety of other multimedia projects. Most recently, I debuted the first episode of “What the Dog Doin’?”, which is a biweekly news show covering events on campus.
Residence Hall Association
I am the Hall Improvement Coordinator for the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Each Monday, we meet to discuss all operations of RHA- from events we host during Parents’ Weekend to programs within each residence hall. Check out our Instagram, run by our Digital Media Coordinator Alex Shroads!
I am a tutor at the Writing Center. I am very passionate about writing, so assisting others in their writing processes is something I thoroughly enjoy. I work Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Fridays from 2-4 p.m., so if you ever need help finishing that essay, you know where to find me!
I am a student of Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. I am majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Digital Media Production, and I’m planning to graduate in the spring of 2025. I could not ask for a better college experience— the professional connections I’ve made, the courses I’ve taken, and the support I’ve received from my professor have been top-tier.
Although academics occupy a large part of my day-to-day life, I still make room for hobbies. Most importantly, I love playing and cuddling with my cat, Maurice. At 15 pounds (he is a Maine Coon cat— I promise his heftiness is inevitable), Maurice is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and lives with me in my dorm room. Other than hanging with my adorable cat, I like Doordash-ing around Des Moines for extra pocket money, shopping at Old Navy or Target, and going on small weekend adventures. Most recently, I explored Kansas City with two of my best friends.