Olivia Berry

Olivia works with students from Upstate New York, Southern and Western New Hampshire, and Western Massachusetts.

What is your favorite thing about Emmanuel College?

My favorite thing about Emmanuel is the small community feel juxtaposed with the city of Boston just steps away. As a staff member, I am able to get to know the student body due to our smaller size while still having all the luxuries that a city provides – especially Fenway Park!

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Boston is one of the best places to attend events like sporting events and concerts. Since I live in the city, it is so easy to hop in the car or an Uber, get a great dinner and then go to a concert at the House of Blues or a Celtics game at the Garden! Being out and about in Boston is second to none!

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

During the college process, the most important piece of advice I would give is to get to know every aspect of the college as possible – student-life, athletics, academics, career growth opportunities. All of these factors will have a direct impact while at Emmanuel and for years after!

What is the most exciting aspect of working in Admissions?

As the Head Softball Coach at Emmanuel, it is great to see the “other side of the house” while working in Admissions. Within Athletics, we do whatever we can to bring in the best and the brightest student-athletes, but it is exciting to see how those students then interact with another sector of our community.

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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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