Counselor for: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania
Hometown: Berlin, OH
Hobbies: Music composition, biking, reading, lifting
Education: EMU ’19 majored in Mathematics; minored in Music and Honors
Contact info: 540-432-4118, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why I came to EMU
I chose to attend EMU for a variety of reasons. First, EMU’s campus is situated in an absolutely stunning part of the United States; I wanted to enjoy the outdoors with the numerous hiking opportunities as well as the beautiful campus itself. Lastly, I really loved the small-campus community vibe when I visited and wanted to experience and engage further in EMU’s unique climate. Therefore, EMU felt like a familiar and welcoming space for me. I am grateful for my choice to engage at EMU as a student and now as an admissions counselor.
Why I love EMU
I love EMU because I truly believe that it is a learning space that does prepare individuals to serve and lead in a global context. As a math major at EMU with minors in music and honors, I learned extensively about mathematics, music, and academic rigor. And, through my extra-curricular involvements, I also developed greater relational understanding and cultural competency. In addition, EMU invited me into conversations about climate justice, which now inform an integral piece of my ethical framework. I also love EMU because its values of bridge-building and restorative justice; I believe these intentional characteristics set EMU apart from other higher-ed institutions.
Anything else you should know about me?
I am definitely a person that cannot be easily put “in a box.” I really value learning new ways of thinking, doing, and living. Following my curiosity at EMU set me on a trajectory to engage intentionally and with integrity in the injustice, ambiguity, and profound beauty in the world. My experience also resulted in me acquiring two new identities: composer and storyteller. While I used to consider music composition just as a hobby, it has developed into an even greater passion at EMU since I have used it to help tell important stories. In addition to spending time writing music, I love being active through biking and lifting. While I enjoy traditional academic settings, I also have tons fun being playful and enjoying time with friends and family.