Born to a family of Slytherin who strongly supported Blood purity, Emmerich was thrilled to be sorted into Ravenclaw. While it was true some families simply had more history and we're better matches, he found many of his elite we're less than intellegent and it irked him to no ends. Being in Ravenclaw, he could still maintain some of his childhood Slytherin friends and his sir name still demanded respect from the pureblooded, but he could expand his connections to the other four houses and collaborate with the brightest witches and wizards in the school.
Emmerich loves all things analytical, so Transfiguration, Potions and Wandlore are favorites. He despises the uncertainty or Divination and honestly anything not rooted in fact was simply boring and not worth his time. His friends challenge his intellect and push him to be better and he is glad to return the favor by recommending further areas of research and comparing essays on every subject.