Name: Emerald Cassidy
Where do you work? Abilene Christian University
What’s your job title/what do you do? Director of Public Relations
Where are you from? Abilene, Texas
What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? Abilene offers a myriad of connections to people and places for those who live here. As a native Abilenian, I’m so grateful for this community and how it has fulfilled me on a personal and professional level.
What do you do in your free time? Free time is quality time spent with family and friends. It’s catching an ACU game day, volunteering with one of our many beloved nonprofits, or a dinner at Perini Ranch.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Abilene? If Vagabond Pizza had a rewards program, I would be on platinum.
What’s the last book you read or what’s your favorite book? As a young professional, you learn quickly who or what to prioritize in life. In doing so, I’m working on being more mindful and The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery describes how your individual enneagram could help you achieve mindfulness.
What’s something you’re passionate about and why? Abilene has always been a community that champions excellence in education. As a first-generation graduate, I am passionate about how I can contribute my time and talents to advance the ongoing mission to support students.