Admissions Counselor

kanee [at] emmanuel.edu (kanee[at]emmanuel[dot]edu)

What is your favorite thing about Emmanuel College?

My favorite thing about Emmanuel is the small class sizes. Our student-faculty ratio allows professors the time and capability to connect with every student on a personal level, and to become invested in their students’ success. As an Emmanuel alum, I still maintain relationships with some of my former professors. It really adds something special to our students’ education and experience here. 

 

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

One of the best parts of Boston is how accessible it is - I love hanging out in my own neighborhood in Ball Square, but I also love how easy it is to get to different neighborhoods and parts of the city on foot or by train. One of my favorite things to do is explore local bookstores, like Trident Booksellers on Newbury Street, or Porter Square Books in Cambridge. There’s nothing better than grabbing a book, a coffee, and finding a spot on the Boston Common to read and relax (when the New England weather permits it!). 

 

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

Try not to compare your experience to the experiences of others, because everyone is unique! The college process is a great way to practice independence and self-advocacy as a young adult. Lean on others for support, but utilize opportunities to make your own choices, evaluate your priorities, and focus on what YOU need from your college. 

 

What is the most exciting aspect of working in Admissions?

Connecting with students is the highlight of working in this department. Whether it’s students that are just starting their college search, or students who have already enrolled, I love getting to chat with them about their interests, passions, and goals for their college experience. All of us in Admissions want students to have all the information they need to make an informed decision for their futures, and getting to play a role in that decision is a huge honor!