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Emily Huynh

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Hometown and State:
West Hartford, Connecticut

What activities are you or have been involved in (clubs, activities, athletics, etc.):
I was an Orientation Leader for the summer of 2016, a peer mentor, International Club President, I am in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and I am a work-study student for the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Any internship you may have done or are looking to do?
I am going to be doing an internship in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Akamai Technologies for the summer.

Why did you choose Lasell?
I chose Lasell because of the unique learning philosophy of Connected Learning. I have always been a firm believer that by being able to relate your knowledge with new experiences is what helps you progress, gain wisdom, and retain what you've gained.

What is your favorite Lasell event or tradition?
My favorite Lasell event/tradition is how we put on welcome weekend every year for the incoming students. I love this because it really gives students a chance to get accustomed to campus, have fun, and destress before the academic year kicks off.

What is your favorite class so far and why?
My favorite class I've taken is Sociology of Whiteness with Professor Jenifer Drew. We dove into topics that were uncomfortable to talk about, yet we became comfortable with being uncomfortable and significantly grew from it. We also had a small class, so it was wonderful to be able to hear so many perspectives and have our class become close as a group.

What has been your favorite memory so far at Lasell?
My favorite memory since I've been at Lasell is when I was an Orientation Leader and one of the students in my orientation group reached out to me a couple months into the school year and thanked me for giving them a great experience at orientation. It meant a lot to me to know that I could create a positive influence in the Lasell community, even if it means I only reach one person.

What was it about Lasell that interested you?
Lasell interested me because of the small class sizes and the location of it being so accessible to the T. I was also very interested by the way the faculty and staff dedicate themselves to helping students progress and become successful leaders.

If you did a campus visit to Lasell, what was your impression of the college?
My impression was that it was a tight knit community of people who cared about others around them. My first impression when I visited Lasell was when there were students playing music on the porch of the houses, students skateboarding or playing music in the quad, and it was an overall familiar feeling of being at home.

How did you decide that Lasell was right for you? 
I knew that Lasell was right for me when I came to Lasell Day. I heard about the Honors Program, and I absolutely admired the idea of having a personalized project (Honors Component) that could connect our academic learning to our own personal passions. I also knew that Lasell was right for me when I heard about how there was a group of students that did a panel on Halloween about cultural appropriation in costumes. I felt like no matter what, I would be able to find students here who care deeply about the same issues I care about.

If you could tell a prospective student why they should come to Lasell, what would you say?
I would say that they should come to Lasell because this school provides you with the support, opportunities, and feeling of home that will allow you to develop your identity and prosper as a leader. Your experience here is what you make of it, and the faculty and staff will guide you along your path to success.