I’m Emily Boda. This picture is of me and my sister in my hometown of Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washington, DC. I attend Drexel University in Philadelphia and am currently working at an internship (also known as co-op) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. I also work part-time driving a Zamboni at the University of Pennsylvania’s Ice Rink. When I’m not working and the weather is nice, you can usually find me wandering around University City listening to podcasts, or working on my latest project.
I graduated from Yorktown High School in 2013, where I played softball, was an active member of the National Honor Society, and became a National Merit Scholar. I’ve been studying the Chinese language since middle school and in 2012 I took a trip to China with my grandparents.
During my first year at Drexel, I created a Handicapped-Assisting Door Opener for my Freshman Design Project, along with two other partners. We expanded on this project by making more prototypes and modifying them based on tests we conducted at the Inglis House in Philadelphia. We connected with the Inglis House during a class we took through Drexel’s Close School of Entrepreneurship. More information about this project can be found here.
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