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Why Vanderbilt

I toured Vanderbilt when I was auditioning here at the Blair School of Music, and instantly found the community to be warm and inviting. Vandy has also allowed me to pursue a conservatory-level music education with the economics courses of a large research university.

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

I'm the Director of Partnerships for Moneythink, and our organization goes into the local Nashville community to tutor personal finance to low-income high school students. Building relationships with my students has been one of the most rewarding parts of my college experience.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

One of my favorite classes has been Greek Civilization with Professor Solomon - I took the class during my first year here at school, without any prior exposure to ancient Greece. I felt very comfortable sitting down with my professor to ask him questions and it was very insightful to learn about ideals of the time.

Describe your experience becoming a part of the Vanderbilt community.

I really like that Vanderbilt is very collaborative; although college can be stressful at times, I know that I'll always have people who support me and genuinely want to see me succeed - and it goes both ways.

What are your favorite books?

Some of my favorite books are When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Grit by Angela Duckworth, and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Who are your favorite music artists?

I'm currently listening to Kina Grannis, Astrid S, and James Bay.

What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

I'm obsessed with Grey's Anatomy, Sherlock, and House of Cards!

 

Gloria Liu


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