Community Colleges

Helping students cross the finish line

About the author

Emily Yue is a visual journalist, writer, and illustrator born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Villa Heights Elementary School, Davidson International Baccalaureate Middle School, and North Mecklenburg High School. Growing up, she spent many summers living with her grandparents in Shanghai and Hong Kong. She is a recent graduate of the Media and Journalism School at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she attained degrees in photojournalism and studio arts. She served as opinion editor at The Daily Tar Heel, and her work has appeared on WUNC, WYXC Radio, Stereogum, and Allied Media Projects. Visit her website at