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Why Vanderbilt

When I walked on Vanderbilt's campus, I felt its buzzing community and knew it was a place I could call home.  Vanderbilt's vibrant student life, collaborative academic environment, freshman commons experience, and incredible student body are a few of the integral parts to this community that make Vanderbilt my home. The people and the community I have found at Vanderbilt are the reason I feel so lucky to be here every day

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

My favorite activity on campus has been performing with my A Cappella group, Harmonic Notion.  I have loved singing since I was five years old, and Harmonic Notion lets me continue that passion. Through Harmonic Notion, I have met an amazing group of people who share my interest in music and have become some of my best friends.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

The best class I have taken at Vanderbilt is proof-based linear algebra.  It challenged my ability to problem-solve and helped me develop new theoretical math skills. It cultivated my love of math and encouraged me to pursue a math major.

Describe your most memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

Last spring, I attended the March for our Lives to supporting my sorority sister who planned the event. Seeing the Nashville community, Vanderbilt students and beyond, gather together to march and support a worthy cause was an experience I will never forget. 

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

Books: Blink, Love Does

TV Shows: Atypical, Friends, the Office, Black Mirror

Movies: ABC Christmas specials

Artists: Maggie Rogers, Bishop Briggs, Sara Bareilles, Ariana Grande