Student Spotlight: Emily Angelucci


Angelucci. Photo courtesy of Angelucci.

Lauren David ‘24, Guest Writer

Name: Emily Angelucci

Class: 2024

Where are you from? Allentown, Pennsylvania

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Major/minor: I’m a double major in Anthropology and Archaeology with a minor in Arabic.

Why did you choose both of your majors and your minor?

I have always been interested in Egyptology and Forensic Anthropology, but I started to lean more towards Egyptology my senior year in high school. All I really knew was that I wanted to obtain my doctorate (I’d be the first in my entire extended family to do so) in one of these fields. My original plan when I began classes this semester was to focus on Archaeology, but then I took Introduction to Biological Anthropology, which renewed my interest in Forensic Anthropology. 

Last month, I decided to [declare my] majors in both Anthropology and Archaeology (Area A, which focuses on Mediterranean and Classical Archaeology) and then choose to focus on one in graduate school. No matter which one I choose, anything I learned from the other field will definitely benefit me in the future. As for Arabic, due to my interest in ancient Egyptian history, I have always wanted to learn Arabic, so I would be able to travel to Egypt without struggling with the language. 

What has been your favorite course this semester?

Probably Introduction to Bio Anthropology or Arabic 101.

What courses would you like to take next semester?

I have planned out what I want to take next semester, so I am just trying to fulfill requirements for my majors, like continuing a language, and then more intro courses for anthropology and archaeology, and then an elective.

What are some of your interests outside of school?

I’m part of the Dickinson cheerleading club, and am also a photographer.

What do you like most about Dickinson, even during the online semester?

Probably the professors, just because it seems like they really go above and beyond to make sure you are understanding everything and they are always willing to have office hours and meet with you outside of class too.

What are you looking forward to the most when you can return to campus?

Getting to know everyone, just because it’s kind of hard to meet people during Zoom.