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Why Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt offers an unparalleled combination of a world class education with the kind of people with which you can easily build lifelong friendships. Not to mention, the campus located in the heart of one of the greatest cities our country has to offer.

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

I really enjoy getting to work as a Spanish interpreter with the Shade Tree Clinic, which is a free primary care clinic run by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Although it doesn't align with my coursework at Vandy, it is an incredible opportunity for service and to connect with people in another sphere of the University.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My favorite class at Vanderbilt thus far has been my Public Policy class, taught by professor Ryan Balch. The class gives students the opportunity to voice our own opinions regarding relevant social issues and learn extensively about the officials and organizations that have a direct impact on them. Furthermore, we have had many incredible guest speakers come into the class in several different fields of focus.

What are your favorite books?

Modern Romance, No Country for Old Men, Moby Dick

Who are your favorite music artists?

Chris Stapleton, Nickelback, Chainsmokers

What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

Stranger Things, Breaking Bad, New Girl