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Why Vanderbilt

I chose Vanderbilt because of the incredible academic opportunities available as a neuroscience major, with both research and access to volunteering and shadowing opportunities at VUMC. I also chose it because of the wide variety of activities to become involved with both on and off campus with the city of Nashville. 

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

Project Bridges assigns you and a partner to a Nashville refugee and you go to his or her house once a week to teach English lessons. It is one of my favorite organizations because it allows me to interact with a population that is really unique to Nashville and I learn so much from working with and teaching them.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

One of my favorite classes was a selected topics humanities course on the refugee experience in Nashville and beyond. I really enjoyed the class because it was taught by two professors and they frequently brought in speakers who were experts in this field. The class also had a final research project  and my project was on refugee education in Nashville, which is a cause that I am still involved with today. 

Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

My freshman year my friends and I found out that the Titans were unveiling their new jersey design on a Wednesday night on Broadway. To celebrate, Florida Georgia Line played a free hour and a half concert, which me and all of my friends were able to go to.

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

Some of my favorite books are Educated, Lilac Girls, The Help, and Mindy Kaling's Biography: "Why Not Me?" My favorite TV shows are Parks and Recreation and This is Us. My favorite musical artist is John Mayer.