Emma Siver Embraces Diverse Community at Wheelock


Emma Siver, Class of 2018, in the Wheelock Writing Center
Emma Siver, Class of 2018, in the Wheelock Writing Center

Coming from a small town, I definitely value a lot of little things that the world has to offer. Being biracial, I feel as if I have seen and experienced multiple walks of life, and coming to Boston has definitely continued to shape these experiences.

I chose Wheelock because it’s located in one of the most diverse and welcoming cities in our country. The climate of Wheelock reflects these positive aspects of Boston in its sense of community and overall aura. It’s small, but doesn’t feel secluded. When I first walked onto campus, I felt like more than just a small number in a large city.

From being an active participant in the Wheelock community, I have really enhanced my social skills and understanding about the diverse group of people that exist on and off our campus. Get involved early on, it will make your experience that much better!

I’ve been an athlete for the past 11 years of my life and have played at multiple different levels. Here at Wheelock, I am on the Women’s Basketball team and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. I am also a Consultant at the Wheelock College Writing Center.

If you’re a new student here at Wheelock I suggest you get involved, you won’t regret it. By joining different teams and becoming a student leader on campus, I have formed strong bonds with many students. I have also formed bonds with many professors; I know these relationships will stick with me for the rest of my life.

From professors to students, everyone here at Wheelock knows and cares about you on a personal level. On a larger campus, you are sometimes just a statistic. Students, professors and other faculty are all on a first-name basis. It’s that personal and familiar here.

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