The PSU Big Apple Podcast | Episode 6


The PSU Big Apple Podcast is our latest manifestation that we hope will embody the “We Are” mantra. Part of our goal in creating this podcast is to highlight stories from graduates of all backgrounds and experiences. In fact, our first twelve episodes will feature guests from each of Penn State’s twelve colleges. Join us each month as we dive into the lives and career paths of NYC based Penn State alumni. With guests from the Smeal College of Business to the Eberly College of Science, we’ll discuss their unique journeys, review their successes, unpack their failures, and understand their perspectives on overcoming adversity.

In This Episode...

Emely Santana is a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric ICU at NYU Langone Hospital. She is a 2010 Penn State graduate from the College of Health and Human Development. She subsequently graduated from John Hopkins School of Nursing in 2015. Prior to her work at NYU Langone, she worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and has been a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for the Teaneck Ambulance Corps.

In this episode, Emely reflects on her time at Penn State, digging into how she found her way through different courses and majors, winding up in the healthcare field. Emely talks about her work environment as an RN and what it was like before the pandemic, during and how it currently is in and out of the hospital. She also shares valuable insight about self-care and addressing the importance of managing mental health and anxiety during the pandemic.

A special thanks to Emely and all the healthcare workers in and out of the Penn State community for their service to those in need.

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