My Name is Emma Larocque, and I am from Barnet, Vermont. I attended St. Johnsbury Academy for high-school and I am currently a freshman at Keene State College. I am majoring in Business Management with a double minor in Communications and Economics. I am in Keene State College’s Honors Program and will be employed as a Resident Assistant during the 2020/2021 school year.

As someone who likes to work hard and challenge myself, I was delighted to have the opportunity to take an upper level class as a freshman. Taking this course really encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. From touring firms, to making phone calls and interviewing people, this course taught me life skills in addition to what I learned about the decline in U.S. manufacturing, what is causing it, and what can fix it.