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Emily Waddell

Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives

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. Emily oversees all strategic communications as well as data collection and analysis for Residential Colleges. Additionally, Emily serves as the adviser for iLEAD, Vanderbilt's international orientation leader student organization and supervises program coordinators.

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.