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