Emma Cox

My name is Emma and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a senior studying Community and Nonprofit Leadership with a Certificate in Criminal Justice and I hope to attend law school after graduation. I spent the first six years of my life in Champaign, Illinois, where my family participated in a Presbyterian congregation. When my family moved to a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, my parents found themselves unable to locate a new place of worship that felt similar. I did not think much about religion until high school, where I then started to identify with atheism. At UW-Madison, I have not found myself in intentional spaces to discuss religious identities and beliefs, which is why I am thrilled to be a part of the CRGC’s Fellowship Program. I worked at the Multicultural Student Center on campus for two years, facilitating identity-based social justice dialogues in the community, and I hope to gain a more thorough understanding of how religion and faith shapes one’s identity and experiences.