Unity House


Emely Cardenas


  • Task Force Member, Leadership

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

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.