Alumni Tale: Emily Sievert ’11

What did you study at UNH?

Recreation Management and Policy

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

One year out of college, I was living in Crested Butte, CO. I had worked as a waitress in Acadia National Park, ME starting a week after graduation from UNH. I met a lot of like-minded, adventurous people and I ended up in St. John USVI with about five others that November. The time spent there was amazing but hard and we ended up back in New Hampshire a month later with significantly less money. Luckily, a waitressing job in Crested Butte, CO presented itself and I was off again on another adventure.

What are you doing now?

May 2016 will be my fifth year out of college. How crazy! Currently I am living in Denver, CO working as a Social Media Manager for a healthcare company. I have been here for seven months and was at an ad agency beforehand. Denver is a great city for people my age and has presented me with a lot of amazing experiences. We are about to start our annual ski house rental with 20 people in Dillon, CO that will last until April.

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

My time at UNH was incredible. I was in AXO while I was there and am still friends with 10-12 of the girls that gave me some of the best years of my life. I grew up in Durham, NH and also went to UNH. By doing this, I solidified my roots back home while cultivating a need to get out and go. I have not looked back towards the east coast since I left about eight months after graduation, but I love going home to visit family and friends. Nothing beats that area of the country and the memories are still vivid and wild whenever I drive through campus!

Why do you believe in UNH?

UNH provided me with a large amount of opportunities on a comparatively small campus. The class sizes were manageable, the professors cared about what they were teaching, the faces were familiar day to day in the dining halls and library. It was a comfortable, safe and amazingly fun environment that also provided me with a well respected degree. I wouldn’t change my experience for the world.