Grad Spotlight: Emilee Brewer  

Emilee Brewer overcame uncertainty to discover new passions at NCC.


Northampton Community College’s (NCC) political science major and respected student athlete, Emilee Brewer, is a prime example of what it means to be committed to success.  

Brewer is highly involved on campus, as an active member of the Political Science Club and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. Having played for the NCC women’s tennis team for the past two years, she received several accolades, including NJCAA Region XIX All Region Second Team (#2 Singles) and NJCAA Region XIX All Region Second Team (#1 Doubles) in 2022. She was also awarded the NJCAA Region XIX All Region First Team (#2 Singles) and NJCAA Region XIX All Region First Team (#1 Doubles) in 2021. Additionally, Brewer was one of only 13 Spartans to earn the NJCAA All-Academic Team Honors. 

While at NCC, Brewer has found her passion for political science. She was undecided about what career path to take when she first came to NCC. Brewer soon found her calling in the political science program, and it ultimately helped her discover new interests that guided her in the right direction. What persuaded her the most was the passion demonstrated by the faculty, offering a diverse learning opportunity for every student. In the next couple years, she aims to complete her bachelor’s degree as a political science major. 

Brewer explained, “the faculty, coaches, and my peers, have overall made a significant impact on my life and moving forward. Not only will I have completed an associate’s degree, but also, I’ve come away with a new perception on life and what it has to offer. While I continue my education at another institution, NCC will always remain a part of me.”  

Brewer sees herself working for a member of the United States Congress, particularly the Senate. She would like to eventually be a political consultant and strategist, either working for or opening her own practice. When asked if she has any advice for students considering her major, she said, “Come into the program with a mindset to succeed,” which is exactly what she has done for herself throughout her time at NCC.