AboutOur PeopleJiahui (Emilee) Gu
Fellow, Class of 2025

Emilee Gu

Philosophy Politics and Economics
Changzhou, China

Emilee is a student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing majors in Philosophy Politics and Economics. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of gender, public policy and communications.

As an international student from China, Emilee became fascinated with facilitating conversations across communities at a young age. Her childhood love for reading global novels translated into a passion for intercultural communication, fueling her efforts to teach herself English. Eventually, Emilee studied abroad for high school in Pebble Beach, California, where she delved into feminist advocacy and news writing. She believes in the power of facilitating change through respectful dialogue and journalism.

At Penn, she continues her interests through a cross-disciplinary approach. Emilee writes for 34th Street Magazine and now serves as an editor for Penn’s feminist literary print magazine, the F-word. Emilee also assisted in conducting political science research on China’s foreign policy and socialization in the international technology policy space.

Bringing in a diverse skill set across content, branding and communications, Emilee is particularly interested in engaging her storytelling expertise to help startups communicate their brand identities. Emilee is a fellow who interned at Chiyo – a startup focused on crafting health-conscious meal plans for expecting and postpartum mothers – and a column writer at Penn Venture Lab.

She looks forward to deepening her understanding of dialogue, wellness, citizenship and service through the SNF Paideia Fellows program and contributing to the diverse conversations happening within the cohort and the wider Penn community.