Meet the Student Coordinators


Blair Gruendl

Major/Minor: Women’s and Gender Studies with Sports Management minor


Hometown: Fairfax, VA

What was your favorite part of NEST: I loved the BBQ after tubing down the river. It was a great relaxing way to meet the whole group

Advice for incoming students: Join a club, try new things, and definitely get to know your professors.

Fun fact: I am a crazy dog lady.

Emily LowrieEmily Lowrie

Major/Minor: Political Science

Hometown: La Verne, CaliforniaEmily

Favorite part of NEST: I loved getting to know the campus and feeling comfortable at
Mary Wash before my classes had started. It was great to get know other new students and find out what the students likes to do around Fredericksburg!

Advice for incoming students: Be bold and pursue what you feel most passionate about!
This is the best time to find what you love and be genuinely yourself.

                                                                          Fun fact: My favorite T.V. shows are The Office and Parks and Rec!


LilyCarmen FloresLily

Major/Minor: International Affairs and Music Major

Hometown: Fredericksburg

Favorite part of NEST: The amazing new people and friends you meet. You get to explore campus and move in before the other students, which is a cool bonus!

Advice for incoming students: Take advantage of the opportunity that NEST provides you. Talk to new people, you never know who you might meet. Don’t stress too much if you are unsure what you want to major in, take all the classes you find interesting, trying new things open doors up to endless possibilities!

                                                                                      Fun fact: Sushi is my life.