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Get to know Janessa

Where are you from?

 Birmingham, AL

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What’s your favorite spot on campus?

I love walking from Alumni Lawn to Wyatt Lawn during the Fall. It is absolutely gorgeous on campus!  Also, I am a huge fan of Vanderbilt sports, including football, baseball, and bowling.  Go 'Dores!

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?

Growing up in the South, I have become accustomed to severe weather. In fact, as a kid, I aspired to be a meteorologist on the Weather Channel or a popular local news station.  If I had the time, I would LOVE to host a morning edition of the weather forecast for one day (or a week) to relive my childhood dream.  It's a little quirky, but you can never be too prepared for the weather!

What did you study in college?

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Master of Education in Higher Education Administration.

If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?

I would choose to stick with my chemistry major, as I have been able to apply my research and writing skills in my current profession--higher education. My mentors also fostered me in my shaping a passion to work with students and families in a higher education setting.

What is the hardest class you have ever taken?

Physical Chemistry

What’s your favorite off-campus hangout?

My favorite off-campus hangout is Fido.  I LOVE their unique blends coffee, and their breakfast is amazing.

What is your favorite place to eat in Nashville?

My favorite places to eat are Hattie B's Hot Chicken, Monell's, and Burger Up.  It's too difficult to choose one!

What talent do you have that would surprise your friends?

I can do the running man REALLY WELL.

If you weren't an admissions counselor, what would you be?

 A Meteorologist!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

To much is given, much is required.
Breathe it all in, love it all out.

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