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Why Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt checked all my boxes! Vandy allows you to take classes from any of the 4 undergraduate schools, which was awesome coming in as an undecided. I also loved the idea of having D1 sports and being able to attend all sporting events on campus. Lastly, just the city of Nashville -I wanted a school that feels like a campus, yet is in a city and Vandy fits that category perfectly.

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

I really enjoy being a part of the Moneythink organization. Once a week, we're able to go to a local high school and mentor students there on personal finances! It's a great way to help out the community while also learning more about personal finances myself before helping the students.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

Hands down my favorite class is History of Country Music. I've had friends who took it who hate country music and loved the class. The class is essentially stories told first and second hand about country music and its stars from the editor of the Country Music Hall of Fame. It's such a unique class to Nashville and Vanderbilt as a whole that I think everyone should take it.

Describe yourmost memorable Nashville or off-campus experience.

Being in Music City has its perks! One of my most memorable Nashville experiences is seeing the Zac Brown Band perform downtown at the Predator's Bridgestone Arena. It was such a nice day after the concert we were able to walk all the way back to Vandy and look around Nashville. Such a good experience.

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

Favorite movie: The Prestige

Favorite book: Travels by Michael Crichton (or any Harry Potter honestly)

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite Musical Artists: Beatles, Zac Brown Band, Frankie Valli, Queen, Billy Joel