Staff Bios

All emersonWRITES staff are members of the Enrollment Management Office at Emerson College and are dedicated to college access programming for high school students in the greater Boston area.

  • Adena Smith

    Adena Smith

    Adena Smith is the Senior Administrative Associate to the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Emerson. She supports the Vice President in the administration of undergraduate and graduate admission, financial aid, student accounts, and student financial services. She is the coordinator for several interdepartmental committees and programs, including pipeline programming like emersonWRITES.
    Previously, Adena spent over two years opening and then managing a café for Equal Exchange Coffee. Before that she was office manager for Boston venture capital firm MVM Life Science Partners, and spent time as a book conservation assistant at Harvard College’s Widener Library. Adena has a BA in Studio Art from Swarthmore College.