Ferrell first joined the Salve Regina community in 2009 as a graduate student intern and instantly fell in love with the University. “There is a sense of community and belonging here that you won’t find everywhere,” she says. “A lot of that comes from the one-on-one attention our students get from faculty and staff, the small class sizes, unique academic and extracurricular opportunities, and our connection with the city of Newport.”
While completing her master’s degree in college student personnel, Ferrell advised student interns, assisted at-risk freshmen, instructed student mentors and worked behind the scenes during freshmen orientation. As an undergraduate, she spent much of her time invested in the tour guide program and other admissions-related organizations and events. Ferrell most loves college admissions because she enjoys interacting with students and their families as they embark on the college search, and finds the transitional period between high school and college to be a memorable time for the people she meets.
Outside of work, Ferrell enjoys the beach, live music, reading, running, spoiling her dog and exploring Newport with her husband. “I love Rhode Island because it has the best of all worlds and so much to offer, especially if you take advantage of it,” she says.