Emma Dunn


Emma is studying Computer Science and Statistics, and is a senior at Wiess. She’s originally from Columbus, OH, and has two dogs! Post grad, Emma plans on joining Uber as a Software Engineer.

L’s Taken

“Thank you for taking the time to apply, but…”

  • Microsoft
  • Salesforce
  • Lyft
  • Stripe
  • Uber APM
  • Capital One
  • Jane Street
  • Two Sigma
  • at least 50 more

Regrets I have

  • Not applying to work at Chaus
  • Not asking questions in class
  • Taking too many classes sophomore year
  • Not taking more classes outside of my majors
  • Putting too much value on other peoples’ opinions

Embarrassing moments

  • Passing out and getting EMS’ed at my first (and last) bike team practice

Everyday L’s

  • Running out of tetra really early
  • Not knowing if I should wave to people I kinda know but not super well
  • Constantly misplacing things
  • Forgetting to go to my covid tests

On the Bright Side

Memories made when I wasn’t studying/working

  • Walks around the outer loop and to the Centennial Gardens during covid
  • Thrifting before Sid ’80s freshman year
  • Playing MASH in Fondy
  • Late night food runs
  • Getting ready for publics with friends
  • Getting rescued from Duncan Hall after an exam because it was pouring rain and I didn’t bring an umbrella
  • Going to House of Pies after every COMP exam freshman and sophomore year
  • Sunday Night Ciders

Favorite Rice traditions

  • CS Eats
  • Beer Debates
  • Beer Bike
  • DOME

Things I’ve learned that will still matter in 10 years

  • People don’t care as much about your mistakes or embarrassing moments as you think they do
  • “Real” adults are still figuring out things too
  • It’s better to admit you don’t know how to do something earlier rather than later
  • The difference between a cappuccino, latte, and macchiato

Things I’m proud of that aren’t on my resume

  • Being an O-Week fellow
  • The friendships I’ve made
  • Getting better at reaching out to people

Things I’ve done that have pushed me out of my comfort zone

  • Coming to Rice
  • Becoming a CS major
  • Bleaching my hair

Obstacles overcome

  • Not knowing anything about CS before Rice
  • COMP 182
  • Accepting that I do, in fact, like country music

Things I’m looking forward to

  • A (hopefully) normal Beer Bike
  • Traveling
  • Decorating my first apartment
  • Moving to a new city

Life changing advice I’ve received

  • “Focus on what you can control”




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