Andrea Breen

Andrea visits and reads applications from Western Massachusetts, upstate New York, including the Capital-Saratoga region (Albany, Fulton and Saratoga Counties) and the Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties), central and southern New Jersey, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota & Missouri.

Favorite thing about Emmanuel: I love Emmanuel's location. Students at Emmanuel have the unique experience of being able to build a close-knit community while also having access to all of Boston. It truly is the best of both worlds.

Favorite thing to do in Boston: One of my favorite weekends in Boston is Head of the Charles weekend! I love going down to the Charles with a cup of hot apple cider and experiencing the excitement and energy of this quintessential fall event. I also love catching a Red Sox game during the summer and window shopping on Newbury Street.

One piece of advice for prospective students: Find a school that is the right fit for you. Visit a lot of different types of campuses to really get a feel for what you are drawn to. Also, use your college essay to write about what you are passionate about, not what you think colleges want to read about.

Most exciting aspect of working in Admissions: One of my favorite things about working in admissions is being able to meet new people every single day. I am constantly inspired and surprised by the people I meet. 

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

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