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Ariana Greco

Ariana visits and reads applications for students from Massachusetts (Norfolk & Bristol counties), southern Rhode Island, New York (Westchester & Rockland counties, New York City and Long Island), Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Okalahoma & South Dakota. Ariana also works with transfer students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z.

What is your favorite thing about Emmanuel College?

The location of Emmanuel's campus cannot be beat. I love the fact that even in the middle of the city, the Emmanuel campus has it's own green space. I also value the importance of a Liberal Arts education. The skills you obtain from an Emmanuel degree will truly be able to guide you through a lifetime of success!

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

I absolutely love attending sporting events in the city! Whether it be the Sox, Celtics, or Bruins, there is never a shortage of exciting games to attend. I also enjoy treating myself to dinner in the North End and ice skating on the Frog Pond in the Boston Common every winter! 

What is the one piece of advice you would give prospective students about the college process?

Trust your gut! I think there is so much to be said about the feeling you get when you set foot on a college campus. If you visit an institution for a day and you get an incredible feeling about the people you are meeting, that is a pretty good indicator of how you will feel for the next four years. Choose an institution that not only has the major you want, but also gives you the feeling of home.

What is the most exciting aspect of working in Admissions?

One of my favorite things about working in Admissions is being able to meet new students and help them realize that they have found their perfect fit in an institution. I also really enjoy meeting students on the road and then seeing them back on campus for events like Open House and Accepted Student days! 

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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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