I chose Vanderbilt because of its balanced student body: people who know the importance of academics but also like to relax and unwind at times. The vibrant city, the challenging academics, and the welcoming people made Vanderbilt the perfect school for me.
Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it.
The Wisdom Working Group is a research project for Vanderbilt's English department that is dedicated to hearing the voices of elders from marginalized communities, most of whom have plenty to share, but are rarely heard. A group of both students and faculty work together to conduct interviews with those people and spread their wisdom using technology.
Describe a favorite class and why you like it.
My favorite class is CS 1101. Although it is only a basic computer science course, it has introduced to a new way of seeing the world and has allowed to explore and discover new talents. It is a fun and interesting class that requires a lot of effort, but ultimately pays off.