Emily Ruel, even before MEOP began, was experiencing the world. Born on an army base in Texas, Emily would later move throughout the Southern part of the United States and then settle into Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Her fascination with cultures prompted her to join the MEOP program from August 18 to August 22, 2008.
She completed her GED at 16, from being home schooled before, and has come to BCC since to pursue an international education. Emily has shined as a caring, lovable, and sincere person, and can read in Spanish and Italian.