Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Emma Shulda

General Research Assistant

Emma Shulda lives in Salina, KS, but she feels at home wherever her family and friends are. She recently graduated from Salina South High School and plans to attend Kansas State University this fall.

What work experiences are most relevant to your position at The Land Institute?
I have done volunteer office work and tours at the Smoky Hill Museum, so I am familiar with basic office work and community involvement. I was also a Counselor in Training at the YMCA’s Camp SWAT Summer Camp, so I am used to being outdoors for much of the day and working with others. Additionally, I worked in the Salina Surgical Hospital Dietary Department, so I am used to cleaning, measuring, and organizational tasks.

What’s most inspiring about your position?
I get to help with research that will create a more sustainable future and a healthier environment. I will also get hands-on learning experiences that I would not get with other Summer jobs.

What drew you to work at The Land Institute?
The drive for new, more sustainable agricultural practices interested me greatly.

What else are you passionate about?
I love to paint, sew, and write piano music. I also love to be outside as much as possible whether it be hiking, biking, or kayaking!

What’s your motto or favorite quote?
“Don’t wait to become fearless, do it scared.” – author unknown

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