One of 360: Ximena G-C. '26

By Sandra Santana
Ringing in the first One of 360 of the new year is Ximena G-C. ‘26, a first year boarding student from Mexico City. Get to know more about Ximena’s love of soccer, family ties to Emma, and her first Revels experience. 
On Home…
I grew up in Mexico City. My dad is originally from Nicaragua, but he has lived almost his entire life in Mexico. I live with my older sister, my younger brother, and my parents. I love my family, and without them, I wouldn’t be who I am.

On Emma… 
My older sister, Dany, came to Emma last year and she loved it. She really enjoyed her time here. When I saw how happy she was, I wanted to live the same experience. When I first got to Emma, everyone was very welcoming and kind. That made me feel safe and happy about being at Emma. One of the things I love about Emma is the community. There are a lot of different cultures, traditions, and nationalities. Everyone is accepted for who they are and are free to express themselves.

On Soccer…
Something I’m really passionate about is soccer. In my old school in Mexico, there was one week when I used to play soccer with and against my friends. I really loved it. Some things I learned about soccer is that both being a good teammate and teamwork are really important. Playing soccer makes me happy and I really enjoy it.

On Saxophone…
When I was little, I used to play the saxophone, but I stopped. I would like to start again and learn new things about it. Playing the saxophone is a lot of fun and I want to experience it again.

On Emma Willard School Traditions…
Even though I’ve been at Emma for less than a year, my favorite tradition so far is Revels. Going through the tunnels, writing your name on them, watching the play, and enjoying the Christmas tree... I loved it and I really think it is a very nice tradition.

Thanks, Ximena, for sharing your passions and contributing to the Emma Willard School community in unique and significant ways. We look forward to seeing the impact you will have as you continue to serve and shape our world!
    • Natalia V. '24, Ximena G-C. '26, and Claris D. '25 after a soccer game this Fall.

    • Ximena G-C. '26 and her sister, Dany.

    • María M. '26 and Ximena G-C. '26 hiking.

    • Elena N. '24 and Ximena G-C. '26 during a weekend Target trip.

    • Julia F-R. '24, María M. '26, Claris D. '25, Maya L-C. '25, Ximena G-C. '26, and Elena N. '24 after Revels!

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