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Why Vanderbilt

I chose Vanderbilt for balance. For me, it was the perfect compromise between large and small, campus feel while still near a city, and great academics with a vibrant social scene and sports teams. Everyone can find something they really enjoy about Vanderbilt without much looking at all.

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

I love participating in Dance Marathon because it has been an unbelievable way of meeting people I never would have met outside of that setting all the while being for a good cause.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My favorite class has been Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design. It's the very beginning of my learning of real world applicable skills. Learning to design and create things the way manufacturing companies do has inspired me to continue on my path as a Mechanical Engineer.

What are your favorite books?

The Good Dog by Avi

American Sniper by Chris Kyle

The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Who are your favorite music artists?



Kendrick Lamar


What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

Rick and Morty


Prison Break