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O’Brien Center for Career Development

Emily Gehrdes

Creative Specialist for Events & Marketing

O’Brien Center for Career Development

Throughout her career, Emily has always focused on what she can do to help those around her. Emily is passionate about working with the students to help them succeed by providing great opportunities for them to meet employers and work to develop themselves professionally through various events and initiatives at the O’Brien Center for Career Development.

Emily joined the O’Brien Center’s team in July 2016 as the Operations Specialist. Prior to joining the team at Merrimack College she worked at Mount Auburn Club, a premiere health and wellness club in the Boston Area, managing the front of house from front desk reception to planning the member social events throughout the year. Emily also brings event planning experience from Boston Ballet where she assisted in the planning and execution of the Spring Ball. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013 from Stonehill College majoring in Sociology and minoring in Studio Art. Emily is excited to let her creativity and personality shine through her work at the O’Brien Center.


B.A. in Sociology, Stonehill College

Currently pursing M.Ed. in Community Engagement