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Emily Rhyne

Cinematographer and Editor

Years as a Camper: 8 

Years as a Staff Member/Position(s) held: 3 years – 2010, Junior Counselor (Athletics), 2011 Junior Counselor (Athletics), 2012 SIC (Assistant Land Chief + Assistant Head Counselor Camp IV) 

Current Profession and Title: Cinematographer and Editor / The New York Times 

How do the values or skills learned at Camp show up in your everyday work or personal life?  

Camp taught me many of the interpersonal skills that I use every day as a journalist. I work in a large newsroom so knowing how to be a team player and problem-solve is crucial to my job. The skills I honed as a counselor – hard work, active listening, integrity, and empathy – are skills that I use every day in the office and in the field.  

What person or situation influenced you most at Camp and why did they/it impact you? 

Elizabeth Frisch. I met Elizabeth during one of my first years as a camper (2003), and she’s still someone who inspires me today! Through daily affirmations, she introduced me (and hundreds of other girls) to the concept of self-love. My summers with her as my head counselor in Camp IV have had a direct impact on my self-confidence both then and now. 

 Favorite Camp food: Sunday Fried Chicken  

Favorite book: My Life on the Road – Gloria Steinem  

Favorite sports team: US Women’s National Soccer Team  

What would be your intro song for every time you walked into a room? Higher Love – Whitney Houston  

What is your guilty pleasure? Re-watching Game of Thrones (for the third time)  

What profession other than your own would you like to try? Public Defender 

What is the goal on which you are working? I’m about to start Arabic lessons and I’m really excited to learn a new language.  

Who is your hero? Ava DuVernay