“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emily Hentschke is a fourth year Psychology major and Smittcamp Family Honors College student, earning a Certificate in Serving Troubled Youth and a Humanics Certificate in Community Benefit Organization Administration and Leadership. Originally from Granite Bay, CA, Emily was very involved with service, whether it was serving her high school through leadership, or serving the global community with her church and its mission trips to Mexico and the Apache Indian Reservation in Globe, Arizona. Emily regards moving to Fresno as one of the biggest and best changes of her life because it gave her the opportunity to participate in a much larger community and to join Fresno State’s culture of service. Since arriving at Fresno State, Emily has served as a mentor at Wolter’s Elementary School and at the Boys and Girls Club. This summer, Emily once again took her service global with a mission trip to Nicaragua. Currently, she plans single day service events as a member of the Richter Center’s SERVE Committee, interns with West African Vocational Schools and Fresno Rescue Mission, and serves the student body as a Richter Center Ambassador. Emily looks forward to creating and implementing an Ambassador Advising program through her position as a California Campus Compact Community Engagement Fellow in order to better support students seeking the services of the Richter Center. Emily shares that as she continues to grow through service, she wants to ensure that her peers have access to the same growth opportunities.