Alumni Tale: Emily Day ‘97

What did you study at UNH?

Dual major: Business Administration and Economics

What were you doing one year out of college?

I was an auditor with Deloitte in Boston.

What were you doing five years out of college?

I was a manager at a restaurant in downtown Boston and had completed a portion of culinary school.

What were you doing 10 years out of college?

I was the director of operations for a bakery cafe chain in San Francisco.

What are you doing now?

I’m the owner of a modern American bakery called Flour & Co. in San Francisco. Each morning we bake made from scratch goodies using seasonal, all natural and often organic ingredients. We also serve breakfast, lunch, and top-notch coffee and espresso.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

The curriculum at UNH, the business-related extracurricular organizations in which I was involved, as well as the internships that I actively sought out during summers, gave me a solid base from which to grow professionally. I was well prepared and competitive in the workplace.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I had the time of my life at UNH. I’d relive it in a second if given the opportunity — and I wouldn’t do anything differently! I make decisions based on gut, with a heavy emphasis on energy that someone or something projects. I was sold the moment I saw the campus–it’s gorgeous, full of character, and energized. The faculty, students, facilities, size, curriculum, activities and spirit were the icing on the cake! My gut was right on.