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Emily FinleyEmily Finley, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia 
Alma Mater:
Berry College, Rome, Georgia
Degree Earned:
Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2012

Thank you for considering Berry College! As a recent graduate of Berry, I love spending my time talking about my undergraduate experience. I graduated in 2012 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I first learned of Berry when I passed it on my drives to camp every summer and I was always impressed by the beauty of the campus. As I got older and began to look at potential colleges, I learned that there was quite a bit more to this college than just the landscaping.

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where I was in love with the ever present lively city life around me. I have, during my entire time at Berry, appreciated the proximity to Atlanta, the benefits of being near a town like Rome, and living in the type of community that Berry offers. When looking at schools, I was really looking for a strong biology program with heavy experience in the outdoors. I can tell you that with all of the resources available on campus, Berry more than fulfilled this need for me. I was active in Tri-Beta, the Biology Honor Society, the Honors Program, and Presidential Ambassadors during my school years. I also took full advantage of the hiking and biking trails and of course the hammocks! As a student, I worked in the Office of Admissions for 3 years, ultimately working as a Level 5 Student Admissions Counselor which led me to where I am today.

I chose Berry for a number of reasons including the strong community sense, fantastic academics, breathtaking campus, and the opportunity to have a real job on campus. I think that Berry has so much more to offer than just these reasons, but I will let you discover them yourself!