Our Story at Emory, brought to you by Dr. Hong Li and Dr. Christine Ristaino, is a monthly podcast through the Emory College Language Center (ECLC).
Emory is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive campus. Our students come from over 100 countries. Our alumni live in more than 160 countries. Our faculty and staff are also from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Because of the nature of our work, we, as both native and non-native language teachers, created a platform that highlights diversity and inclusion within the Emory community. On this website we share with you the stories of our students, faculty, staff, and guests, who are in the United States but away from home.
We want to know everything about the people we interview. What brought them to Emory? What did they carry in their suitcases? What can we learn from them? How do they not only enrich our lives, but continue to be a vital part of what makes Emory and our community unique?
The “Our Story at Emory” stories are familiar to all of us because, ultimately, they are all of our stories. They are funny, beautiful, tragic, painful, and rich with the details of life. So sit back. It’s time for us to listen to the stories of what it means to be alive, what it means to be human, stories told by those who are here in the United States, intrinsically part of our lives, and also, at Emory, away from home.