Local Scholar

Emily Willow Cheston recently graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with a certificate in African American Studies. Cheston is a graduate of Rocky Mount Academy and a Turner W. Battle Scholar. During her time at Princeton, she founded the Business Today Boost Leadership Series, which connects Black students with Black business leaders around the world. Cheston also served as the social chair of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, was a dedicated member of the University Cottage Club and played on the Women’s Club Lacrosse team. She will begin her career at IBM in October in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Kenneth Willow Cheston and Melissa Kaufman Cheston.

Emily Willow Cheston recently graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with a certificate in African American Studies.

Cheston is a graduate of Rocky Mount Academy and a Turner W. Battle Scholar. During her time at Princeton, she founded the Business Today Boost Leadership Series, which connects Black students with Black Business leaders around the world.

Cheston also served as the social chair of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, was a dedicated member of the University Cottage Club and played on the Women’s Club Lacrosse team.

She will begin her career at IBM in October in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Kenneth Willow Cheston and Melissa Kaufman Cheston.