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Emma Kirby

Interim Director of Communication Summer 2020

I am an adult student who returned to further my education at Inver Hills Community College in the summer of 2019. I am a U.S. Navy retiree who have served for more than twenty years. I have spent my entire life in California until recent, when I moved to Minnesota in the Spring of 2019 since my wife is from Minnesota also. I have two young children and have been a full time student since my enrollment at Inver Hills.


He, Him

Favorite Thing About Inver Hills

The support and opportunities I have been afforded by both Staff, Faculty, and fellow students!

Inver Hills Connections

V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans and Loved One Resources) President for both fall and spring semester. A student activist for the Yellow Ribbon Program both fall and spring semester 2019-2020.

Languages Known

English, some Spanish


Golf, Flipping houses, Snowboarding

College Major


Fun Fact: "I still own and drive 50% of the time the first brand new car I ever purchased"

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Where You’re From

Anaheim, California

Your Personal Motto

"We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone."

Your #1 Tip to be a Successful Student

Go ahead, ask questions, stay in constant communication with your instructors!

What Motivates You to Work Hard

Not dishonoring those around me and who support me.

Favorite Quote

“What We Have Here is………. Failure to Communicate!”

All-Time Favorite Movie

A Few Good Men

All-Time Favorite Book

Where the Red Fern Grows

If You Could Live Anywhere, Where Would it Be?


3 Words to Describe You as a College Student

Dedicated, Motivated, Energetic

One Thing You Want to Accomplish in Life

Generational Wealth

Skill You Would Most Like to Learn and Master


Favorite Place in the World

My garage with music and friends (Deploy 9 times, being home is the Best!)

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Emma Kirby

Student Senator/ Director of Communications Interim

I graduated high school in 2019 and started college at Inver Hills as a freshman and will be a sophomore starting fall of 2020. Before I started at Inver, I joined its TRIO program, and it has given me opportunities to get involved on campus so I could start my next chapter off positively. Student senate is something I have been involved with since I started college. In high school, I was involved in the band program and participated in some Japanese club activites.
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Facts About Emma

Languages Known

English and a little Japanese

Favorite Thing About Inver Hills:

Its TRIO Program

Inver Hills Connections:

Student Senate, Budget Committee, and TRIO

My Top Strengths

Memory, Organization, Academics


Travelling, Swimming, Listening to music, Exercising, Reading

My Myers Briggs Personality Type:

INTJ/INFJ (my results have been tied or mixed)

Fun Fact:

I have played the Trombone for eight years, and its something I might pick up again

12 Answers From Emma

Proudest Accomplishment
Graduating high school with a 3.8 GPA
One thing you wish more people knew about you
I have many different interests so it is hard to pick one career path, occupation, hobby, etc. to really focus on
Your #1 tip or trick of being a successful student
Using a planner
What motivates you to work hard
Wanting to see the desired finished result
All-time favorite TV show
The Big Bang Theory
All-time favorite movie
10 Things I Hate About You
All-time favorite book
Everything, Everything
Favorite food
Sushi, Fried Chicken, Alfredo pasta
3 words to describe you as a college student
Motivated, Committed, Curious
What you listen to in the car
Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Caddadee Pope & 5SOS
Favorite animal
Favorite sport or physical activity
Hiking in nature