Meet Emily Goupil
The Alexander Hall Director
Undergraduate Degree (including where it was earned):
University of New Hampshire
Major: Recreation Management and Policy: Program Administration
Minors: Psychology and Youth Development
Master’s Degree (including where it was earned):
University of Rhode Island - College Student Personnel
What did you choose to become a Hall Director?
I chose to become a Hall Director because I thoroughly enjoy working with students to help them find their place in this world. There is just as much growing and learning that occurs outside of the classroom that compliments what is learned inside the classroom and I love being able to be a part of that journey of self-discovery.
Why did you choose to work for Res Life at the University of New Hampshire?
“There’s no place like home”- The Wizard of Oz
I fell in love the UNH campus and culture as an undergraduate student and knew it was just a matter of time before I clicked my heels and returned home. The students are great, the individuals who work here are welcoming and supportive, and the campus is beautiful. Also, The Res Life office at UNH supported me heavily while I was a student and provided me with many opportunities that I will strive to offer the students that I work with.
What advice would you give to students?
The advice I would give to students is to get involved, have an open mind and open heart, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Get Involved: Being in college provides you the rare opportunity to dive into whatever you are passionate about as much or as little as you would like. By being involved you may be able to take part in events or projects that will not only be able to give you an incredible experience, but it may also give you the chance to make life-long friendships and support networks.
Have an open mind and open heart: Here at UNH you are going to be introduced to many different people from all walks of life. I would urge you to talk to new people and learn their stories. By having an open mind and an open heart, we can learn from each other and be able to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment to all those at UNH.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: No one is perfect and the more mistakes you make, the more you can learn and fine-tune your skills. If you leave your comfort zone, you may just surprise yourself with what you can do. College is a time where you can really discover your strengths and skills. By taking a risk and not being afraid to fail, who knows what you will find out about yourself.
Have questions about living in Alexander? Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-862-1151.