Emily Walton’s academic background is based in Russian-area studies, partly inspired by her family history—she is of Lithuanian descent on her mother’s side. She graduated with a BA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and a BA in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio in 2016 and studied abroad in Estonia at Tallinn University and in Russia at Higher School of Economics. During the 2017-2018 academic year, she was a National Security Education Program David L. Boren Fellow and lived in Riga, Latvia, where she studied advanced Russian and conducted independent anthropological research on Latvian state language and education laws. Currently, she is interning at the U.S.-Russia Business Council and is a virtual intern for the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus. Her focus in the MAERES program is on the political, economic, and cultural affairs of Eastern Europe, with a focus on the Baltic states and Russia.
Emily is a Miami graduate from the REEES program, and a former Havighurst Center Undergraduate Dawisha Fellow, who is currently completing her Masters at Georgetown University.
Sponsored by the Havighust Center of Russian and Post-Soviet Studies