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Mark Michael

  • VUSE: Biomedical Engineering
  • Keller, TX
  • Organizations - Juggling and Physical A&S Club, VIDA Latin Dance, PREP

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Why Vanderbilt?

I chose Vanderbilt because of its excellent academic program and lively location in the heart of Nashville. I really like that students here come from every corner of world and have the interesting backgrounds and stories. Vandy provides an environment that makes it easy to explore any passion or desire and get involved with any organization.

What has been your favorite class(es)? (no more than 5)

My favorite classes have been Introduction to Programming, Biomechanics, and Cultures and Religions of Morocco. I had Awesome professors for those classes and I got to go to Morocco.

Which professors have made the biggest impact on you while at Vanderbilt?

Greg Barz, my faculty head of house freshman year, does some really cool stuff and really makes you look at things a bit differently. I've had breakfast with him a handful of times and enjoy hearing his stories and insights.

What are your favorite books? (no more than 5)

The Brutal Art, The Burning Man, Brave New World, Freakonomics, To Kill a Mockingbird

What campus organizations are you involved in?

Vanderbilt Juggling and Physical Arts, VIDA, Vanderbilt Tango Club

What is your favorite Vanderbilt memory?

April my freshman year, I performed on the cast of Juggleville VI. It was my first time performing on a stage and the audience was packed. It was awesome to see almost a year's worth of work go out with such a huge success.

What is your favorite quote?

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." - Jack Kerouac

What are your favorite bands? (no more than 5)

Michael Buble, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Maroon 5

What are you favorite TV shows or Movies? (no more than 5)

Gladiator, Toy Story, Disney's The Adventures of Robin Hood, Titanic, Dead Poets Society