Countdown to Commencement 2020: Emma Alvarado
The first member of the Class of 2020 to be featured in the annual Countdown to Commencement series is Emma Alvarado, a marketing major who was nominated by Matt Berry, assistant director of freshman admissions.
Alvarado completed her degree in December 2019, but plans to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony with the rest of her class. On January 2, 2020, she started her full-time account coordinator position at Tipping Point Communications, a marketing agency with locations in Rochester and Buffalo, a role she secured following an internship with the company.
During her time at Fisher, Alvarado served as the recruitment programs coordinator and social media coordinator in the Office of Admissions, primarily responsible for running the College’s Instagram stories. In addition, she was the chief financial officer for the PRIMA Group, and a member of the Irish Dance Club, American Marketing Association, and the Teddi Dance for Love. She says what she will remember most from her time at Fisher is giving tours as an ambassador and being able to connect with prospective students and their families.
“Core Team is essential to running our Admissions Office, and when I asked her to take on an additional role, she didn’t blink. She was the only one who could handle the nature of the two positions, and she has done very well. It is a massive undertaking and Emma handles it all,” said Berry.
Berry added that Alvarado’s impact on the Core Team spread far and that the younger students looked to her as a mentor. He said her “can do attitude” and positive demeanor was very beneficial to the group.
For Berry, the most memorable thing about Alvarado will be her work ethic.
“Her gregarious personality and work ethic made her someone who I genuinely enjoyed working with,” he said.