Aliia Matthew

Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 

Degree: BA in Psychology, minor in Education (Eastern University '21)

Counselor Territory: Delaware, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina

Why I Love Eastern: I love Eastern because this is a place I can also call home. This is a place where you can mold and make your education and path into anything you’d like it to be. Eastern is the growing place for every passion I’ve had thus far. Eastern is a place where one’s values can be upturned, made new, and grown exponentially. 

Favorite spot on Eastern’s campus: There are so many wonderful places on campus, but I especially love the ones by the ponds. I love sitting by Walton Pond on a breezy fall day with some music and a hot tea in hand!

Favorite Eastern Memory: One of my many favorite memories of Eastern was our last Conquer the Night, which is a worship night with campus ministries and music all across campus. It is always a glorious night, and we hear so much of Eastern’s talent and worship in one place!   

Best place to grab a bite to eat in the area: My personal favorite place to eat late at 2am when I was a student was definitely Wawa, 5-10 minutes away from Eastern. The best adventures and random cravings can always be found there! 

Why I enjoy being an Admissions Counselor: As much as it may seem cliche, I would have to say that I enjoy being an admissions counselor because I love meeting people from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures and states. Learning about the world through future Eagles is my favorite kind of classroom.