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Emelie Helsen

Community Director-East Campus Housing and Dining Programs

Emelie joined HDP at American University in July 2016. Prior to her arrival, she worked at higher education institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom. Emelie brings experience in orientation, student activities and government, advocacy, training and development, residence life, and general engagement. Her scholarly and professional interests include gender identity, domestic and international student interaction, sexual violence prevention and support, and academic and student affairs collaboration.


Emelie completed a BA (Hons) in Design: Photography at Staffordshire University, a postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice at City University London, and a M.A. in Student Affairs Administration at Michigan State University.

Housing and Dining Programs
Anderson - 1st Floor
Contact Info
(202) 885-1385