Emily Haugen

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Emily Haugen graduated from the University of St. Thomas in May 2021 with a degree in communication and journalism with minors in English and political science.  She was raised in Fairmont, Minnesota, a small town located along I-90 with her three siblings and cat named Batman. She loves the Midwest and all its seasons, so she’s excited to experience them in La Crosse.

During her time at St. Thomas, Emily worked at the student-run news organization TommieMedia, where she anchored, reported and eventually directed the organization. She also interned at the Under-Told Stories Project for PBS NewsHour where she learned about solutions-based journalism and created a podcast episode about the Rondo Land Bridge in St. Paul.

Emily has always loved storytelling, creating everything from newspapers to plays as a kid.

For fun, Emily loves to paint, play guitar and go for runs. She ran Grandma’s Marathon in 2019 and the Twin Cities Marathon this fall!


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