Where are they Wednesdays: Stories of UNCW Spanish Alumni

Emily Merletto Class of 2005, Spanish BA

Why did you study Spanish?

I studied Spanish because of my desire to learn about and communicate with people from all walks of life.

How do you use Spanish now?

I work with the non-profit NC FIELD, an organization that advocates for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and farmworker youth who are predominately Spanish speakers. We advocate for better working and living conditions and equal access to education and health care. See more at