Emily Swan is thrilled to teach 6th grade Humanities at FBRA Girls. Emily hopes to share her love and curiosity for literature, history and cultural studies with the FBRA Girls. In 2012, Emily graduated from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, with a degree in Psychology. She studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she hiked in the Andes and fell in love with Argentinean history and the Spanish Language.
Emily spends her summers in Northern Ontario where she leads wilderness canoe expeditions for Camp Temagami. She has led trips to Labrador and Newfoundland and paddled the Missiniabi River to James Bay. Before moving to Asheville, she was living in Lake Tahoe, California where she was the Residential Manager for Tahoe Turning Point, a female group home. There, she worked in substance abuse education, counseling, and crisis management for young women in the Juvenile and Foster Care System. She spent her weekends exploring the Sierra Nevadas, hiking in Desolation, paddling on Lake Tahoe and sailing in the San Francisco Bay. Emily is excited to continue learning and exploring in the rivers and mountains with the FBRA Girls!