Maria Emilia (Emy) Gandara

  • Monday, Jan 9, 2012

Emy with (l) Cristie Jacobs, Dean of Students Coordinator, and Maggie Balistreri-Clarke, Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Students.

Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Academic Interests: Double-major in French and Communication Studies.
Year in School:
Named to 2010 " Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Maria Emilia (Emy) is completing a double-major in French and Communication Studies with a minor in Ethnic Studies. She has an excellent command of French, Spanish and English. She is a student/ peer instructor for a first-year forum this semester and will be the student/peer Spanish instructor for a Human Issues trip to Guatemala next semester. In partnership with College Ministries, Emy planned a student Alternative Break trip to Guatemala. Emy Gandara and Matt Werner '09 with students at Escuelita de Oliveros in Guatemala.

Emy has volunteered on campus as an Orientation Guide and serves as an Edgewood Ambassador. She also assists with the Campus Activity Board and has worked in the Center for Global Education and the Admissions Office. She is currently a commuter assistant as well as a peer mentor for first-year students. Emy is involved with Rotaract, Luke House and A.L.A.S. (Association for Latino students).

" I love the sense of community and diversity that is present at Edgewood College. Different experiences at Edgewood provide the students with so many opportunities to thrive. I am very grateful for the personal touch that faculty and staff members provide the students.