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Emily Cassel

Emily Cassel
Year: Junior
Hometown and Your Favorite Thing About It: Boyertown, PA – it’s close to Philadelphia, NYC, and the beach!
Major and how you chose it? Psychology (Business Marketing minor) – I have a passion for helping others and assisting them in achieving their fullest potential of happiness in their lives
Relationship Status: Single
Favorite Book: In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan

Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz (I dressed up as Dorothy until the age of 5 & reenacted the movie with my parents and grandparents)

Favorite TV Show: Parenthood

Favorite Band/Singer: Angus & Julia Stone
Favorite Place on Campus and Why: Mellon Sunporch – the light that streams through the huge windows is just beautiful on late weekend mornings
Perfect Friday night: A really great workout or run outside if the weather is nice, leisurely getting ready, then dinner at Legume, and some after dinner wine-sipping, accompanied by some live music

The best part of being active in student government: The best part about being active in student government, for me, is having the opportunities to improve different aspects of student life on campus and work with my fellow Chatham sisters in a productive capacity. Also, I love learning about new things, such as learning how to lobby effectively, and improving my leadership skills.
Advice for anyone considering becoming an RA: The best advice I can give to anyone considering becoming an RA would be to definitely stay organized and on top of your tasks; know what you have to do and make sure you schedule time into your already busy schedule to get it done! Also, don’t sweat the small stuff and don’t get overly involved in your residents’ lives; your job is to be a facilitator and community builder, not their best friend (although it’s great to be friends with your residents!).
A good tip for sustainable living: “Buy fresh, buy local” … support PASA, join a CSA, shop at the East End Co-op!
Countries you’ve visited: Australia, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Greece, Canada
Countries you’d like to visit soon: Thailand, Indonesia, Belgium
Dream Job: Health/lifestyle/nutrition coach
Why you chose Chatham: I chose Chatham in order to have an experience different from that of high school. My host family in Australia spoke highly of their experiences in all-women’s institutions, and that inspired me to consider the idea of an all-women’s university. I love that at Chatham, you definitely get the best of both worlds, since the campus is secluded and serene, but you still have easy access to the city. The opportunities here are definitely endless if you take advantage of what is offered and have the initiative to do so!

  Mara Flanagan is entering her seventh semester as a Chapter Advisor. After founding the Chatham University Her Campus chapter in November 2011, she served as Campus Correspondent until graduation in 2015. Mara works as a freelance social media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She interned in incident command software publicity at ADASHI Systems, gamification at Evive Station, iQ Kids Radio in WQED’s Education Department, PR at Markowitz Communications, writing at WQED-FM, and marketing and product development at Bossa Nova Robotics. She loves jazz, filmmaking and circus arts.  
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