When it comes to finding their niche on campus, she encourage students to be as open as possible. “There are so many options on campus, and even around campus, so taking all of those opportunities that you’re interested in can do wonders. Being open to classes, programs, people and the city around you can help you find just where you belong.”
A double major in Theater Arts and Writing, Editing & Publishing (with a minor in management), Nadel also delved into inspiring coursework with supportive faculty outside the Theater Program—namely with Professor of English Dr. Lisa Stepanski and Professor of Theology & Religious Studies Dr. Jon Paul Sydnor.
“I took ‘Intro to Literary Methods’ with Dr. Stepanski, and I’ve never met a stronger, more eloquent teacher. The way she structured her course allowed me to keep my wits about myself and never blindsided me, and she was what helped me cement my stay within the English department. She was such a caring soul to be around, her passion about literature inspires me to this day and reminds me that I am a double major, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
Nadel also called Dr. Sydnor’s “Honors Interreligious Ethics” one of the best classes she could experience. “He engaged our personalities and our minds every day, pushing the boundaries to how we see religion and how they interact with each other—how we interact with the world around us, and it’s had a lasting effect on me ever since.”
During her upcoming senior year at Emmanuel, Nadel is looking to continue making her mark and leaving a legacy on campus. “With each teacher, each course, each student, I want to leave behind a web of connections that’ll never fade, and to encourage those after me to go for everything they set their mind to,” she said.