Emma E. Gillespie is a visual artist who specializes in photography and collage. Her work was exhibited in the Madison United Methodist Church’s Annual Eco-Art Show in 2016 and 2017, and in the Korn Gallery Student Exhibition in 2016. 

Emma served as a Public Education Intern and a Curatorial Intern at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. during the summers of 2017 and 2018, respectively.  During her internships, she photographed works in the museum collections, and those photographs have been used in digital communications and educational outreach by the museum. Emma is currently a Photography Intern for the Drew University Communications Department, where she photographs university events and gallery exhibitions. She is also a Digital Lab Monitor for the Drew Art Department, and has served as a photography tutor in the Drew University Center for Academic Excellence in Madison, NJ. She assists students in digital and film photography techniques, including scanning, editing and printing. 

Emma is a senior at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and she will be graduating in May with a degree in history with photography and public health minors.  She is an inducted member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta, and she is interested in a career in museum



B.A., Drew University, Madison, NJ, May 2019

History major, Photography and Public Health minors

New York Semester on Contemporary Art, 2018

Professional Experience

Digital Arts Lab Monitor, Art Department, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2016 – Present

Photography Intern, Communications Dept., Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2018 – Present

Photography Tutor, Center for Academic Excellence, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 2017-2018

Curatorial Intern, Smithsonian National Museum of American History Division of Medicine and Science, 2018

Public Programs and Early Childhood Programs Intern, Smithsonian National Museum of American History Office of Education and Audience Engagement, 2017

Exhibition History

Eco-Art Show, United Methodist Church, Madison, NJ, 2016, 2017

Student Exhibition, Korn Gallery, Madison, NJ, 2016


Phi Beta Kappa, inducted April 2019

Phi Alpha Theta, inducted April 2018

Drew University H.W. William and Kathleen W. Caming Scholarship, 2017, 2018, 2019

Dean’s List, 2015-Present

Leavell-Oberg Fellowship, 2017, 2018

Boylan Memorial History Scholarship, 2015


Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, & Lightroom

WordPress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr