NAME Emily Breakell ’17
HOMETOWN Harwinton, Conn.
STUDIES Political Science and Spanish Double Major in the College Honors Program
WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “Holy Cross has strong academics and a great liberal arts curriculum, but I ultimately chose this school because of the diverse passions of the student body and unique co-curricular opportunities that I knew would make my college experience great.”
ACTIVITIES Resident Assistant, Work Study in the Political Science Department, Founder of Holy Cross Food Recovery Network, Student Government Association Director of Spirituality and Social Justice, Off the Record Acapella, Student Coordinator of Summer Gateways Orientation, Community Based Learning/SPUD, Interfaith Council, Summer Internship Program, and PRIDE.
WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “I am so excited to meet people and make connections with peers, professors, and mentors. I know that sharing experiences and learning from each other will make what I learn in the classroom even more valuable.”
WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “The Holy Cross blogs are an excellent way for prospective students to get an honest look at life here on The Hill. My experiences, while unique, will hopefully provide insight to kids who are making a super difficult decision about their future.”
Lunch Time Concert - Artist-in-Residence and pianist, Adam GolkaSee More > 03/10/2015
'Unclassified: New Music for Bass Clarinet and Marimba'-Transient Canvas DuoSee More > 03/11/2015
Reading - Irish Author Kevin BarrySee More > 03/12/2015
Artist-in-Residence ConcertSee More >
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the liberal arts colleges with the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education,...