A native of Mississippi, Emily Waddell (she, her, hers) earned her B.S. in Psychology from Union University and an M.S. in Leadership and Policy Studies with an emphasis in Student Personnel from the University of Memphis. After serving for two years in undergraduate admissions, Emily made the switch over to academic affairs and is excited about working with Vanderbilt's first-year students. Emily is responsible for managing all social media accounts for Residential Colleges as well as producing the office's weekly newsletters. With a focus on academic growth and fostering an intentional and beneficial community for all first-year students, Emily also supports the faculty heads of Gillette, Murray, and Sutherland houses. When she isn't at work, Emily loves spending time with her husband Matt and dog Posie. She's an avid reader and loves to draw, drink coffee, and cross-stitch. She also is a big Disney fan and is always game to talk about her favorite rides at Walt Disney World.