‘Getting to know you’: Emma Davidson

By Andrea Pritt, Penn State Mont Alto Library

If you’ve ever wandered up to the fifth floor of Paterno, no doubt you have met and chatted with Emma Davidson. Hired in November 2013, Emma has been working as an administrative assistant for the Dean’s Office. In her role, she provides support services for the Dean, Associate Deans, and their assistants. Along with these duties, Emma also does web work for the Dean’s Office as well as various library groups and committees. You may not know that before working for the University Libraries Emma worked for a not-for-profit and would travel to Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress about diverse issues.


Davidson…loves live music and embroidery!

Born in Seattle, Washington Emma later moved to Missoula, Montana when she was twelve years old. She studied Women and Gender Studies and Native American Studies at the University of Montana and moved to State College with her partner, Dora, in 2013. A few years ago, they adopted a cat from PAWS and named him Pants. Back in Montana Emma has a Border Collie named Farmer Ted (he was already named that when her family adopted him!).

One of Emma’s main interests is live music! Emma enjoys traveling around Pennsylvania (and its neighboring states) to attend her favorite musicians’ concerts. She is a devoted Sleater-Kinney fan and had a dream-come-true experience when she was able to see them perform live in Philadelphia. When she isn’t traveling to concerts Emma is learning how to embroider. She has only been embroidering since the summer but has been loving it so far!