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Why Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt offered the perfect balance of rigorous academic life and school spirit. I loved the idea of having a close-knit college campus, while also having an entire city of possibility. The Vanderbilt community was incredibly warm and welcoming, and showed me just how real southern hospitality is. Every single day I am on this campus, I am reminded of how special this place is.

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

My favorite activity is TAP because I get to help young kids with their homework and the kids have so much personality. It truly is the highlight of my week.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My favorite class is Economic Demography and Global Health because it teaches me how to view health problems through an economic lens. The class gives me concrete skills on how to approach these global problems in a practical and beneficial way.

What are your favorite books?

Heart of Darkness, Anything by Mark Twain

What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

Grey's Anatomy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Maris Paden


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