Emily Faber ’15 is currently a junior at Rhodes College and serves as the executive director of The Bridge, a student-run newspaper that benefits the homeless.
Before becoming executive director, she served as a writer and distribution manager of the paper. In her role as executive director, she blends her leadership skills with her journalistic talents and drive for social activism. The Bridge provides the city’s homeless population with a platform for expression through poetry, art, and articles about the diverse experiences of Memphis. The paper also offers an opportunity for the homeless population to generate their own income through newspaper sales. Faber leads more than 80 student volunteers who are responsible for producing The Bridge. She also meets with the board of directors and oversees partnerships with other local, national, and international nonprofits and organizations.
While at Hutchison, Faber served as co-editor of Signpost and editor of Emblem, Hutchison’s arts and literature magazine. Faber became passionate about social issues while writing investigative articles for Signpost. She continued that passion at The Bridge, writing about women’s homelessness, housing inequalities in Memphis, and other facets of the city. Faber credits Hutchison with preparing her for the challenge of galvanizing such a diverse group of volunteers and for building her confidence and presentation skills.