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Elizabeth Ojo

Why Vanderbilt

When I was looking for schools, I was really concerned about still being a high school senior! I picked Vanderbilt because it had great academics in Civil engineering, which is what I wanted to do, but also had a really good liberal arts program. When I got here, that first semester was so hard! The transition from high school to college really was difficult for me, but it was the professors here, the students in my classes, and the friends that I made that made the work load bearable. They are the reason I kept faith in myself and have thus far thrived!

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

I love the African Student Union, not only because it helps me better understand my own heritage, but because  of the cultural showcase that we put on every year. All of the major organizations also put on one, but the African her Romby mean so much for me. We get to do fashion shows, dances, and plays, and all of them tell a story of Africa but also of how we were late to the rest of our peers here on campus. It's part of my identity but also part of  my way of sharing with others.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

I loved the social history of technology my second semester of sophomore year. It was a class with about five other students and two professors! We talked about the history of different technologies and military weapons and actually got to create them as well. It was so fun to understand the reason behind why something was made, and then also see how it could affect us today.

Describe your experience becoming a part of the Vanderbilt community.

The environment around Vanderbilt is such a collaborative network of students and faculty! Everyone is here to try and better themselves than to also help another person on their journey to success as well. I've never felt belittled or alone or unable to ask for help no matter how hard an assignment is or how busy another person is.

What are your favorite books?

Random my heart.


The queen of babble.

The boy next door.

Who are your favorite music artists?

Chance the rapper.

Nicki Minaj.

CeCe Winans.

The cast of Moana

What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

Mulan. Moana.

The Lego Batman movie.

The swan princess.

 Wonder woman.