Emma Weiss Holyst is a first-year graduate student. They received their undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Experimental Humanities from Bard College. They worked at Bard’s Summerscape festival for three summers as a stitcher, assistant costume coordinator, and as a crafts artisan. They have also worked as a wardrobe supervisor on Norwegian Cruise Lines, and stitched for Lynne Mackey Studios in New York City. For the last year, Emma worked at a Met Council Food Pantry in Canarsie, Brooklyn.