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Why Vanderbilt
I love Vanderbilt because of the community. I feel welcomed as my true self and love getting to interact with others who come from a variety of different backgrounds as well.

Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it (2-3 sentences).
Camp Kesem, a club where we put on a summer camp for kids whose families are affect by cancer, is one of my favorite organizations on campus. It provides a way for me to make a concrete difference in people's lives by by helping support people in the area who are facing a difficult time. It also has a wonderful community on campus where I'm able to connect with students of all ages and from all majors and interests.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it (2-3 sentences).
My favorite class so far has been my civil engineering module. We spent approximately half of the time in the classroom learning basic civil engineering topics and the other half of the time in a workshop building wood towers. I appreciated the balance where I felt like I was learning about a subject I didn't know much about and was also able to gain the valuable problem solving skills and hands-on experience of building.

Describe your most memorable Nashville/off-campus experience.
I absolutely love music and listening to live music, so I was extremely excited to come to Nashville and get to experience some of the music scene. I was able to attend several concerts during my first-year at Vanderbilt, but my favorite one was a concert I attended completely by myself. I felt comfortable enough to go alone because the venue was only ten or fifteen minutes from campus. I loved being able to share the experience of a concert with a group of people I had never met before and felt like I could dance like a fool since I likely wouldn't see anyone in the room again.

List some of your favorite books, movies, TV shows, or musical artists.
Movies: La La Land
TV shows: New Girl, Gossip Girl
Musical artists: The Band Camino, Valley, Wallows, Taylor Swift