Emma Axelrod

is a Rise Wisconsin Fellow and Junior at University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a double major in Journalism and Political Science and hopes to pursue a career in documentary film. Emma was raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago but now lives in Golden, Colorado. With interests in education policy, civil rights, and sustainability, Emma is enthusiastic to be a part of RISE. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking with her dog, brunching with friends, and playing piano.