Name: Emily Dudash 

Pronouns: She/her 

District: Carolinas 

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. 

Key Club name: Wakefield High School Key Club 

Year in school: 12 

Clubs or activities outside of Key Club: School newspaper, tutor 

Why did you decide to run for the international board? 

Coming from a home club that had limited knowledge of international events and opportunities, I decided to run for the international board to advance Key Club International education for our members. To me, the opportunities that Key Club provides to its members are the pinnacle of the membership experience, and throughout my term, I hope to advance member access to the unique opportunities that Key Club International provides. 

What are you most looking forward to this year?

I’m most looking forward to working with my districts (Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee, Michigan, and Nebraska-Iowa.) Already, it’s been so exciting to meet so many new faces and work with my incredible governors: Ben, Clara and Carissa! 

What is your favorite Key Club memory and why?

My favorite Key Club memory would have to be playing cards with the Carolinas District Board in the lobby at the 2022 Key Club International Convention. We all barely knew each other heading into that week, and we left the convention as close friends and super energized for a productive year. 

Hobbies outside of Key Club: Listening to music, traveling, reading and watching movies 

Favorite movie or TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy” 

Favorite book: “Normal People” by Sally Rooney 

Favorite food or snack: Pickles 

Favorite animal: Dogs 

Somewhere you would like to visit in the future: Banff National Park, Canada 

What is the best advice ever given to you? Be your biggest fan, not your worst critic. 

What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor