Senior Spotlight: Raquel Ferreira, NeW at Emmanuel College

Congratulations to our graduating seniors and thank you for your work with NeW! We are pleased to spotlight some of our outstanding chapter leaders and members. We will miss working with them on campus, but look forward to them joining our NeW Alumnae Network.

Today’s Spotlight is on Raquel Ferreira, president of NeW at Emmanuel College. After graduating, Raquel plans to pursue a job as a research associate for a biotechnology company or research laboratory in Boston. 

Q. What is one thing you have gained from NeW?

A. NeW gave my conservative political thoughts and ideas a voice and enhanced my intellectual diversity throughout my undergraduate career.

Q. How did NeW shape your college experience? 

A. NeW introduced me to a fabulous group of intelligent, bold, and inspiring individuals that were tolerant and respectful of every person’s views and ideas. Our chapter also promoted thoughtful discussions and conversations throughout the college campus by having powerful voices such as Hannah Scherlacher and Dr. Carol Swain as guest speakers.

Q. What is your favorite part of NeW? Your favorite memory? 

A. My favorite memory was starting a chapter of NeW at Emmanuel College.

Q. What is one piece of advise you would give to other NeW members?

A. To continue to voice and stand up for your beliefs, while also listening to and learning from the differing ideas that others may have.

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