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Why Vanderbilt

When I visited campus, I was amazed at the academic prestige, thriving extracurricular life, and access to a major city that Vanderbilt offered, but the biggest factor that drew me to Vanderbilt was the people. The students of Vanderbilt help meld it into the vibrant and stimulating environment that I have come to call home through academic, cultural, geographical, and ideological diversity. The professors foster this environment and challenge the students to grow in all aspects of life both in and out of the classroom. These people make Vanderbilt into the community that I am privileged to call my second home.

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

One of my favorite activities is playing catch on Alumni Lawn with both friends and strangers. I love getting fresh air and enjoying the beautiful Nashville weather.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My favorite class is Biomechanics due to the challenge and real-life application of the topics learned in class. Dr. Merryman pushes us to use knowledge from calculus, physics, and anatomy to solve problems such as optimal angles for surgical incisions.

Describe your experience becoming a part of the Vanderbilt community.

I have felt welcomed by the Vanderbilt community since the first day I set foot on campus my sophomore year of high school. Living on the Commons presents students with the unique opportunity to integrate with their class as well as the Vanderbilt community as a whole. I also believe that Vanderbilt's students possess an atmosphere of inclusion and collaboration which I have felt in everything ranging from academics to extracurriculars to general wellbeing.

What are your favorite books?

The Hobbit

The Little Prince


Who are your favorite music artists?

Chris Young


Bad Company


What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

Sons of Anarchy

Game of Thrones