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Nashville, the top-notch academics, the SEC - but most of all, the people. Vanderbilt is a vibrant, supportive community of passionate, caring, collaborative students and professors that have really made this school my home.
Describe a favorite activity or organization and why you like it.
I'm a photographer for our campus newspaper, the Vanderbilt Hustler! I love the Hustler because I get to learn from other photographers, have my art published regularly, and go to cool events on campus and in Nashville. For instance, I got to be on the field taking pictures at the Vandy homecoming game, and I got to be in the photo pit when Nine Inch Nails played a concert downtown.
Describe a favorite class and why you like it.
I took a political science class called "The Politics of Crime and Policing" with Professor Anoll my sophomore year. It was a small seminar and every day we would talk about current events, mass incarceration, and crime in America, and how to research these issues. The content was so interesting and helped me decide that I want to work in public policy.
List some of your favorite books, movies, TV shows, or musical artists.
Favorite books: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, The Stand by Stephen King, Watchmen by Alan Moore, Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Favorite movies: The Martian, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Spotlight, Whiplash, Interstellar, Star Wars
Musical artists: Panic! at the Disco, Frank Turner, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Saint Motel, the Rolling Stones, the Killers
TV shows: Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Shameless, Brooklyn 99, Riverdale, Veronica Mars