Emma Kaplan

Title: Director of Leadership Development

Emma grew up in Northbrook, Illinois and attended the University of Denver where she studied Geography, Spanish and Communication Studies. She was an active member of NFTY and spent 11 summers at URJ Camp Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin where she developed a great passion for the outdoors and leadership. During her four years in Colorado she took advantage of the weekends to hike and camp all over the Rocky Mountains and the National parks of the West. She spent a semester of college studying abroad in Ecuador where she got to live in the Amazon rain forest and work for a local chocolate cooperative. She loves to travel, eat bagels, and meet new students. She can’t wait to move out East this summer and join the team at Penn State Hillel!