Staff Spotlight: Emma

Posted by March 27, 2015 • Share:

Emma will be working as a Counselor-Coach in our Soccer program this summer!

Whitwell, Emma_PhotoBorn and raised in Los Angeles, California, Emma has been playing soccer for over fifteen years. She has a deep love of the sport and has participated in all aspects of it—from being a player, a fan, a referee, and a coach. Emma truly enjoys working with developing players, and this has led her to being a volunteer and part time coach for leagues in her area. She has also coached at Nike soccer camps and clinics run by her college team at UC Santa Cruz.  Emma plays center defense for the UCSC school team, but in the past she has played every position, from striker to goalkeeper.

At UCSC, Emma is working toward a marine biology degree with a minor in education and is currently in her second year of college. She is an advanced SCUBA diver and loves learning more about the natural world. When not in class or playing soccer, Emma enjoys exploring with her friends — if it can be done outdoors Emma probably loves doing it. She will go looking for new forest trails to hike, hidden beaches to surf, rivers to fish or hole in the wall cafes in the city to relax and share stories of adventures.

Emma can’t wait for the summer and to begin coaching at JCC Maccabi Sports Camp!