I first fell in love with Hillsdale when I had a chance to speak with faculty and students on my visit. After my four years of study, I realized this was exactly what made Hillsdale so special to me. The friendships I made are invaluable and the experiences I had during my studies will stay with me forever. When people get together to pursue higher things, it creates a great sense of community—one that enriches friendships.— Emily Oren
Emily is a Michigan native. As a Hillsdale student, she studied economics and was a part of the economics club PRAXIS. Between classes, she was a varsity Charger runner on the track and field and cross country teams, leading them to two national runner-up finishes, and was named the 2016 Division II Honda Women’s Athlete of the Year. She continues to enjoy running in her free time and competes in any races she can find.