Ithaca, N.Y. — Emma Jesch is a reporter for The Ithaca Voice. She will be covering business and economics in Tompkins County.

Background: Emma is a homegrown Ithacan, and grew up frolicking in Stewart Park. She is a rising junior at Cornell, where she majors in Communication with a concentration in Science and Technology Studies. She has also covered student government for The Cornell Daily Sun.

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Favorite Ithaca meal: Taste of Thai — yellow curry with Thai Iced Tea is heaven on earth.

Favorite way to spend a Friday night in Ithaca: A long bike ride in the rolling hills of Caroline and Ellis Hollow.

Fun fact: Emma has perfected walking backwards as a tour guide for Cornell.

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.