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Why Vanderbilt

I have come to love the amazing feeling of community here, the sense that I have a little niche I can call home. I look around and all I see are people who constantly impress me, support me, and push me totry for things I never would have thought I could do. Everyday, I am becoming more of the kind of person I always wanted to be.

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

I enjoy volunteering with Nashville Dolphins to give free 1-on-1 swim lessons to kids with special needs. Seeing their joy of simply being in the water is a highlight of my week.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

I really enjoyed Formal Logic. The class taught me how to symbolize verbal arguments and test their validity; I tell people it is just puzzles. Professor Aiken really made the class for me by coming in and singing a song--complete with acoustic guitar--about universal qualifiers.

 Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

I won a raffle, and Vandy bought tickets for me and a fired to see Drake in concert.

List some of your favorite books, movies, TV shows, or musical artists.

Shows: HIMYM, Bojack Horseman

Artists: The Shins, Maggie Rogers, Grimes

Books: Cat's Cradle, I know why the caged bird sings