Emilee Gu

Lead Writer | SAS'25

Emilee is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing majors in Philosophy Politics and Economics. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of gender, public policy and economics.

As an international student from China, Emilee became fascinated with facilitating conversations across communities at a young age. Her childhood love for reading global novels translated into a passion for intercultural communication, fueling her efforts to teach herself English. Eventually, Emilee studied abroad for high school in Pebble Beach, California, where she delved into feminist advocacy and news writing. She believes in the power of facilitating change through respectful dialogue and journalism.

At Penn, she continues her interests through a cross-disciplinary approach. Emilee writes for 34th Street Magazine and the F-word feminist literary magazine. She is particularly interested in employing a social justice focused lens in feature writing, covering activism in underrepresented spaces. Emilee also assists in conducting political science research on China’s foreign policy and socialization in the international cybersecurity space. Emilee is a Venture Lab fellow who currently interns at Nouri – a startup focused on crafting health-conscious meal plan for expecting and postpartum mothers.

She looks forward to deepening her understanding of dialogue, wellness, citizenship and service through the SNF Paideia Fellows program and contributing to the diverse conversations happening within the cohort and the wider Penn community.