Emily Laplaca

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Emily LaPlaca

Admissions Counselor
Area: Louisiana, New Jersey

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Cut Off, Louisiana


Alma mater and Major:

University of Notre Dame ‘14

Science Pre-professional Studies and Psychology

University of Texas at Austin ’17

Higher Education Administration (M.Ed.)


Favorite Notre Dame tradition:

First snowball fight of the year after the first good snowfall


Favorite place on campus:

Grotto, especially at night

Favorite South Bend hangout:

Evil Czech and Corndance Tavern (same chef, amazing food!)


Favorite book, movie, and song:

Books: Cloud Atlas, anything by Agatha Christie or Malcolm Gladwell. Movie: Remember the Titans. Song: Thinking Out Loud (my wedding song).


The top three items on your bucket list:

Travel to Finland to see the Northern Lights. Visit all of the national parks in the West. Read 40 books a year.


Words to live by:

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain