Emmy Edwards

Emmy Edwards

M.A. Candidate, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Baylor University
B.A., University Scholars, Baylor University


What's your favorite part about serving in the HRC?

Serving in the HRC continues to surprise me with blessing and joy. I have the most wonderful job in the world because I have the chance to get to know such wonderful students. The time spent in service of the community is meaningful and memorable, and watching students grow into themselves as they serve their friends is forever my favorite part of my work. Never missing from the HRC life is learning and laughter, all of which I am grateful to be a part of.


Tell us about your life beyond the HRC.

I am a second-year graduate student pursuing my Master's of Science in Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Baylor. I am currently in the process of writing a qualitative thesis on students’ conceptualizations of socioeconomic privilege on the college campus. Outside of work and school, I serve as a pastoral associate at my church, and I love calling Waco home. I have a puppy named Penny, and we love going on long walks on campus, in Cameron Park, or in other beautiful spaces around Waco.


Which works or authors have influenced your thinking on calling & community?

The most compelling work of fiction that I have read comes from John Steinbeck in East of Eden. The story reminds me that perfection is infeasible but the pursuit of goodness in a broken world is always worthwhile and freeing. Thomas Merton’s work has also formed my heart and my attitudes about calling and community. His challenge to embrace mystery and seek the true self while opening my eyes to others’ truest selves has transformed the way I lead my life and live in relationship with others.