Look at what a successful marriage has Emma made between her hobby and her profession: she has been a champion player and basketball coach. Now she dedicates herself to sports journalism and communication while continuing her education.

My name is Emma Naranjo Smidt and I was one of the scholarship students of the 2016/2017 class. Since then, I have graduated in Journalism from the University of Malaga (UMA), something I have combined with basketball, one of my great passions. Not only have I managed to successfully overcome my studies, but I have also managed to do it on the court, being twice champion of Malaga with my team Basket 4Life.

Receiving the AMUM scholarship was a great support in my university beginnings. It was not only a huge financial help, it was also a recognition of all my years of effort and perseverance at IES Salduba High School.

I choose to study journalism because I have been passionate about sports since I was a child. It has always been clear to me that I wanted to work covering every sport  , especially basketball, of which I have been a player, coach and fan. Thanks to this, I have more than fulfilled my dream working in the newsroom of La Opinión de Málaga and, currently, taking the communication of  three clubs in Malaga.

I am committed, hardworking, empathetic, enthusiastic and eager to keep learning. That is the reason why I keep recycling myself, this year with the Master of Social Media and Digital Marketing of the Business School of the Chamber of Commerce of Seville.  I received this push to keep learning and improving from a group of wonderful women who one day told me that I could achieve anything I wanted. Thank you, AMUM, for giving me that confidence in myself and for betting on my dreams.