Sarah Dubinsky CAS Highlights

She is a double major in environmental science with a concentration in biology, and marketing. While she’s only been at EMU for a short while, her fondest memories come from her time with her teammates on the EMU Forensics team, whether it was competing, serving as part of the recruitment team, or just having fun at the homecoming dance. When it comes to forensics Sarah qualified five events to compete at the National Forensics Association national tournament, and is most proud of her drama piece that advocates for the "Ban the Box" movement, which challenges the stereotypes of people with conviction histories when it comes to employers hiring practices.

Sarah was recruited to the EMU Forensics team out of high school all the way from Canton, Ohio. When asked why she came to EMU instead of one of the other 26 schools she applied to, she said this. “My parents had always said if you don’t feel it when you’re on the campus then it’s not for you. But there was something about Eastern Michigan, and visiting EMU’s campus that was was like, OK I can feel this, I can see myself being here.” She was also appreciative of EMU’s diverse community. “EMU felt the most similar to my hometown in terms of diversity, and I knew that I could find people here that advocate for what I believe in.”

After wrapping up her first year at EMU Sarah also has advice for new students. “It’s going to be hard if you don’t get involved with something. Your dorm halls are going to be attending events, go with them. Every person who I’ve talked to that didn’t enjoy their freshman year wasn’t involved with anything. So, join a club, you’ll have more confidence and it will show”