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

One of my favorite organizations at Vanderbilt is begin with books. Every week the organization goes into the Nashville area and each Vanderbilt student gets one elementary school student who they tutor in reading. I go to Cole elementary school every week where I tutor a first grader, and I absolutely love how I’m able to see myself making a difference in not only his life, but also the Nashville community as a whole.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My favorite class at Vanderbilt is Education, Society, and the Teacher, which is a mandatory class for all first year education majors. It’s extremely unique in comparison to all of the other classes I have ever taken in that not only is it entirely project based, but the projects all encourage creativity, the teacher likes to see new and interesting ways to express ideas. The class also talks about issues that would not normally get addressed in an academic setting, like race, religion, and gender in schools.

Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

I am currently in a student created band here on campus, we have not yet performed in the Nashville area, but we are anxiously looking forward to the day we feel we are ready to. However, on one particular Friday night, I didn’t have any plans and was in my dorm when I received a text from a member of my band asking me if I was at the concert. Little did I know that one of my favorite bands: Hippo Campus, was playing just down the street with extremely cheap tickets. About an hour after receiving the text I was watching one of my favorite bands live. This just goes to show that Vanderbilt really is music city, and not just country music. Almost every artist you love, probably will take a tour and stop in Nashville, it is a great place for live music.

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

Books:

Harry Potter

The Inheritance Cycle

Movies:

The terminal 

TV Shows:

Big Bang Theory

Modern Family

Friends

Musical Artists:

The Strokes

Arctic Monkeys

Hippo Campus

Colony House

Sam Cooke

Frank Sinatra