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Student Spotlight: Emma Lien

December 3, 2019

Our next student spotlight is sophomore Emma Lien! Emma is pursuing a duel degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, where she is majoring in Art History, and The Wharton School, where she is concentrating in Finance.

The intersection between art and business has guided much of Emma’s work experience. Last summer, she interned at Sotheby’s in the Contemporary Art department. Over the course of the summer, Emma conducted research on artworks for auction and private salves, and she assisted in coordinating proposals. Emma also interned at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong two summer ago, where she coordinated and managed their VIP guest list and created purchasing templates for their upcoming Takashi Murakami exhibition.

On campus, Emma has been a student docent at the Arthur Ross Gallery since her freshman year. In addition, Emma is a member of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Student Board, where she sits on the professional development and outreach committee. She is also a student tutor in the First Generation Investors club, and she teaches local school children the principles of making safe and valuable investments. Before she came to Penn, Emma was a teen volunteer at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she worked with children in their art studio.

Outside of school, Emma loves cooking, traveling, and of course visiting museums and galleries! We can’t wait to see what Emma does next.