Splash Biography

EMMA PRANGER, Yale sophomore studying Environmental Studies

Major: EVST and GLBL double

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi all! My name is Emma Pranger, and I'm currently a Yale sophomore studying Global Affairs and environmental Studies with an emphasis on Marine Biology. Despite growing up in landlocked North Dakota, I plan to pursue biological oceanography and oceanographic climate policy. On campus, you can find me dancing with Yale Danceworks, getting absolutely tackled on the rugby pitch, or writing and graphic-designing for a variety of campus publications.

Past Classes

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S4659: Sharks, Rays, and Chimeras, Oh My! in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
One question: were you the "shark kid" in elementary school? Then this is the course for you! In this course, we'll be *getting our feet wet* with a crash course on all things Chondrichthyan - answering questions like "How did sharks become the apex predators of our oceans?" "What is so unique about shark physiology?" "What mysteries still exist in shark research?" "What do we know about how sharks are impacted by climate change - and how do we protect them?"

A4666: Dressed to Kill: Fashion, Health, and Gendered Pain in Splash Fall 2022 (Oct. 29, 2022)
How has society historically come to demand that "ideal womanhood" demands wearing clothing that actively harms health? Through an explanation of the history and sociology of three clothing items - lipstick, corsets, and high heels - this course will use history as a lens to ask us to reflect on the relationships between our bodies and what we choose to put on them.