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Unity House

Emely Cardenas

Major

History/religious and theological studies

From

Lawrence, Massachusetts

Preferred Pronouns

She/her/hers

Club Association/E-board Position

Former President, Gay-Straight Alliance; former secretary, Black Student Association; organizer, Social Justice Week.

Group on Task Force

Leadership

Why are you committed to diversity and inclusivity education at Merrimack? /Unity House?

Growing up in Lawrence, and then attending Merrimack College, a primarily white institution, I was struck by the difference between the two communities. Unity House represents an incredible opportunity to build a bridge between two very separate worlds, where people unfamiliar with the other side are able to learn about each other in a fun, safe and exciting way. For me, the Augustinian concept of recognizing areas for growth sparked my interest in this student-led initiative. My commitment to Unity House lies in my commitment to the community to strengthen its bonds by celebrating its differences.