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Why Vanderbilt?

What attracted me most to Vanderbilt was how passionate every student is about the activities that they're involved in. Vandy is a place where everyone can find a home among the 500+ student organizations that we have on campus, and it's always interesting to hear about things my friends and classmates are involved in! Even better, Vanderbilt students support each other in their organizations, and having a huge group of people show up to their friends' concert or game is something that happens every single day here.

List a few of your activities. Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it.

Vanderbilt Spoken Word, Kappa Delta, Vanderbilt Swingin' Dores    The Swingin' Dores are an all-female a capella group that I've been involved with since my first semester at Vandy. I love getting to work on arrangements and performing with the other girls in SD. Sharing the stage with such a talented group of women is a huge honor, not to mention a ton of fun!

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My first semester of college, I took a first-year writing seminar called Understanding Autism. We studied Autism-Spectrum Disorder by reading both fiction and non-fiction about the subject and discussing the pathology of ASD itself. I really enjoyed this class because it gave me a unique opportunity to learn about the science and politics behind a disorder that I had previously encountered while working at a special-needs summer camp.

What are your favorite books?

Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks, both by David Mitchell; Rant, by Chuck Palahniuk; What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami

Who are your favorite music artists?

Alt-J, Smallpools, Walk the Moon, Bleachers, Johnnyswim

What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

New Girl, Hannibal, Bob's Burgers, Wet Hot American Summer

 

Lee Schmidt


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