Emily Williams is a biology major from LaGrange, New York. She is a member of the anime club and a commuter student.
What is it like being a commuter student at Marist?
I actually really enjoy commuting. I get the college experience, but I still get to come home to my family and my dogs and a home-cooked meal. I also get to see all my old friends who are still in the area. Staying home helped me focus on my grades and stay overall grounded. I also didn't have to pay for housing!
Why did you choose Marist?
Honestly, I came to Marist because it's close to home and because my brother is an alumnus. But I'm really glad I did. The campus is gorgeous and I love how small the classes are. I was always told that my college professors wouldn't even bother learning my name, but you actually get to form relationships with them here, which I love. That's probably my favorite thing about this school.
What's your favorite memory of your four years here?
My favorite memory is definitely traveling to the Galapagos Islands with Dr. Espinasa and 14 others last January. We got to hike up volcanoes, swim with penguins and sea turtles, and experience a whole other culture. Not only was it educational, but it really challenged me, mentally and physically. It was absolutely amazing and I would do it again and again.
Written by Adriana Belmonte '17
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Academic School: Science
Campus: New York