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Why Vanderbilt

I chose Vanderbilt because of the great balance it has between academics and activities outside of the classroom. The students here have such vibrant lives outside of the classroom, which is reflected in the student orgs. I love how I can be talking about pizza or linear algebra to the same people.

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

I've really enjoyed club tennis so far. It's a great way to get a hit in and also meet so many new peoplefrom every grade.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My sustainable fashion writing seminar has been really interesting. I've learned so much about the fashion industry and how it effects the environment. This class will definitely impact how I buy and wear clothes in the future.

Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

One night some of my floor, East 3, decided to go out to dinner. They were going to Acme, a place downtown I had never heard of. We walked in and immediately there was a live band playing. Then I learned that Acme has multiple floors. We ended up getting our food and sitting on the roof jamming to the DJ there and looking out over the Nashville skyline. It was an awesome experience and I would love to go back.

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

Books: The Great Gatsby, Boys in the Boat

Movies: When Harry Met Sally, Ace Ventura Pet Detective

TV Shows: The Office, How I Met your Mother

Artists: Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Tame Impala