Staff Spotlight: Emily Wherry

September 29, 2017 | United Way Team

Welcome to United Way, Emily! Emily Wherry is our new practicum student. She will be working with our Community Building team and supporting their education initiatives. Get to know a little about her by reading her responses below.

Tell us about where you’re from, where you grew up, etc. I was born in Aurora, Colorado where I lived until fifth grade. My family then moved to Littleton, Colorado where they still reside today. I attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, where I met my husband. We plan on moving to Colorado once I obtain my MSW.

What are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
I love being creative so anything involving crafts, coloring, or drawing. Scary movies are my favorite, and I love watching Food Network and attempting to recreate some of the recipes; my husband and I are sometimes too fascinated by cooking competition shows.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?
I would either be mint green or pink, and the paper that encased the crayon would have to be floral print. They are my favorite colors, and I love a good floral print.

What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
I would be a great trivia teammate; not Jeopardy status, but maybe Cash Cab level. I know a lot of random facts about pop culture, celebrities, and other random things that would come in handy if I was ever on a game show involving random trivia.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Part of me will always think of Disney World as my favorite place. I love Colorado and California; mountains and beaches are my favorite destinations for vacations. I have been to other places outside the United States, but some of my best memories are from Colorado and California.

Do you have any pets? Tell us about them.
I have a one-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog named Bernice. She enjoys sleeping, going on walks, and loves to be the center of attention. I often refer to her as my fur child.