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Micah Shristi

EMU Admissions Counselor Micah Shristi

Counselor for: International Students

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA

Hobbies: Cycling, installing solar panels, and laughing with my friends.

Education: Kathmandu International Study Center; Eastern Mennonite High School; Eastern Mennonite University ’00, BA English; Appalachian State University ‘08, MA Industrial Technology.

Contact info: 540-432-4118,

Why I came to EMU

I wanted a welcoming and safe place where my experience growing up as a “third culture kid” in Nepal, Swaziland and the U.S. would be understood and embraced.

Favorite things to do in Harrisonburg

I love to eat at the German, Thai, Venezuelan, Korean, Nepali, Salvadoran, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Virginian and many other excellent restaurants in Harrisonburg. I also enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, fishing and swimming in the surrounding hills, forests, lakes and streams.

Why I love to work at EMU

Above all EMU is a friendly and welcoming place. I love it that strangers smile and greet me here. Everyone holds doors open for everyone else. We all call the university president by her first name.

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