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Why Vanderbilt

I went to a small high school, and we didn't really have a whole lot of school spirit. While I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for in a college (I applied to a lot!), I knew I wanted to be somewhere that I was proud to call home. 

When I toured Vandy, I fell in love with the way students talked about their lives here-- every one of them had a reason to love this place. While few reasons were the same, they all had something in common: it's the culture that makes Vandy what it is. I fell in love with Vandy that day… and haven't stopped falling!

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

So hard to pick!! I'm part of a pre-professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and it was the first org I joined at Vandy. While I expected to gain great business acumen from the experience, I didn't realize I was also gaining an incredible community and home on campus

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

Justice, with Professor Booth! He managed to make 8 AM on Monday morning easy to wake up for, and was an amazing introduction to political science and theory. 

Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

My first few weeks at Vandy, my friend decided to get last-minute tickets to a country concert. I expected to show up to some huge venue or stadium, but when we got there, realized there were no more than a hundred other people. We were touching the stage!

That’s one of the best things about Nash… we have all the perks of living in a big city but still have a small town culture. 

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

Kenny Chesney (gave me his guitar. Best. Moment. Ever.)

Thomas Rhett

Jack Johnson

House of Cards

Dirty Dancing