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Why Vanderbilt

As the first person in my family to apply to college out of state, I knew I wanted to find a University that would feel like a home away from home. It wasn't until I toured Vanderbilt that I truly felt a sense of family amongst the students, and much of that was due to the freshman experience. From the housing system to the commons center, I felt confident that I would be able to come to Vanderbilt and develop meaningful friendships right away. 

Describe a favorite activity or organization and why you like it.

I love being a Social 'Dore and creating content for the Vanderbilt Instagram! Not only do I get to dip my toes into the marketing world, but I also get to provide insight into the Vanderbilt experience from the student perspective.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

I am currently enrolled in an Environmental Sociology course taught by the incomparable Professor Tzankova. Her passion for the material has instilled in me a keen interest in the relationships between society and the environment, which has inspired me to pursue a second major in Sociology!

Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

In the pursuit of a Nashville thrift store, my buddy Amber and I came across an industrial-looking plaza. Upon further inspection, we discovered a beautiful architectural structure in the center of this nondescript shopping center. What began as a thrifting outing quickly became a full-on photoshoot, and it was an incredible reminder of the hidden gems that can be unearthed in the city of Nashville.

List some of your favorite books, movies, TV shows, or musical artists.

The Humans (Play)

Fun Home (Musical)

Ozark (TV Show) 

Moonrise Kingdom (Movie) 

SZA (Musical Artist)

Amy Winehouse (Musical Artist)