Emerson Drewes (she/her) is a dedicated news reporter who has worked extensively with communities in the West. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of her college publication, The Nevada Sagebrush. Through her work at the Sagebrush, Drewes has acquired professional internship experiences at top media organizations in their business sections: Las Vegas Review-Journal and Los Angeles Times. She has been awarded for her articles and has accumulated many scholarships for her academics and work in journalism.
Drewes is currently a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in journalism with an emphasis in news, broadcast and documentary and a minor in communications. Her expected graduation date is Spring 2024.
Scholarships and Awards
Steve Martarano Best Published Article Award | Awarded by the RSJ | May 2023
Awarded for the article “There’s very much that threat…: the Jewish experience at UNR”
Clarence and Martha Jones Scholarship | Awarded by UNR | May 2023
Awarded for satisfactory progress at the university
Edward Willis Scripps II Scholarship | Awarded by the RSJ | July 2022, March 2023
Awarded to the top journalism students at the RSJ who intend to pursue a career in print journalism
C & C Murray Journalism Scholarship | Awarded by the RSJ | May 2023
Awarded to students who made satisfactory progress and intend to pursue a career in newspapers
Steve Martarano Sagebrush Scholarship | Awarded by The Nevada Sagebrush | Aug. 2022
Awarded to The Nevada Sagebrush EIC
Theodore E. and Edna H. Conover Memorial Endowed Scholarship | Awarded by the RSJ | May 2022
Make satisfactory academic progress for students who intends to pursue newspaper journalism