Q&A: World traveler strives to show love

by Tana Burkhart



Emilee Kuschel

Journalism major

Neosho campus



Emilee Kuschel Journalism major

Where did you grow up?

A little bit of everywhere. I was born in Aurora and have moved 10 times in the last 11 years. I’ve lived in Wisconsin, all over Missouri, and even the Netherlands for 2.5 years.


How many years have you been at Crowder?

This is my 4th semester, and I will graduate in May.


What piece of technology would you say has helped you the most in your life?

I didn’t have a cell phone until I was 14 and only had a small mp3 player at the age of 12. I haven’t had access to modern technology for too long, so I would have to say toilet paper.


Which animated Disney character would you want to be and why?

Mulan, because she is tough, strong and confident. She saved a whole country.


Who is a current role model of yours and why do you consider them as such?

My dad. I admire the way he handles frustration. He isn’t quick to react, and he takes the time to calmly consider what to do.


What is an important goal you have set for your life?

I want to help a lot of people. Whether through singing, speaking or writing, I want to have a positive impact on those around me. I like to love people, and I want everyone I meet to know they are loved by somebody.


What are you most afraid of?

It’s a tie between heights and roller coasters.


If time travel were possible, where would you go and to what time period?

I would love to be a young teenager in America in the 1990s.


What food do you like to eat the most?

Spaghetti. My recipe specifically. I combined my mom’s recipe with my dad’s and then added to it.


If you had to choose any animal to be, which one would you pick?

An elephant, because they are wise and have good memories, which I don’t have. I want to remember history so I am not doomed to repeat it.