at Emory University
Class of 2021
Hometown: Brookfield, WI
Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Secondary Major: Quantitative Sciences
Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology 190 - The Adolescent Brain has been the most impactful I have taken. The class was my first-year seminar, a class that all undergraduates will take to explore a specific field. In this class we were learning about why teenagers make the decisions that they do. Additionally, we learned how the brain develops and why adolescence is a particular time of impaired decision-making. Since the class was small, the content was engaging and allowed for in-depth discussions over the material. I loved the class so much that now the professor of the course is my advisor for my major.
On campus somewhere in a club meeting. I am involved in a wide array of activities and because of that I am consistently engaged with planning events or working on a project. Emory University has a lot of collaborative spaces to work in, which makes it easy to find a room or particular environment for the task at hand. Also, Georgia has beautiful weather on the days it is not raining making working outside wonderful. There are tables interspersed throughout campus and green space everywhere in viewing distance, which facilitates discussions and takes advantage of beautiful days.
My favorite Emory tradition is Dooley's Week. Dooley is our unofficial mascot, a skeleton, that you will see on a tour in the middle of campus. Every year we have a week that is led by Student Programming Council filled with Emory pride and lots of food, activities, giveaways, and ends with concerts known as Dooley's Week. I enjoy this week in particular because the planning done by students is incredible and brings headliners to campus. Moreover, the theme each year varies and makes participating in each event even more fun.
To try out food and the cultural cuisine at the amazing restaurants located throughout the city. There are so many places to go and many opportunities to go visit them. Additionally, Atlanta's food scene has many new places that open throughout the year. One of my favorite places that I have eaten at is Sotto Sotto, which is an Italian restaurant in Inman Park. During my first semester at Emory my economics professor incentivized students to improve their grades by rewarding those that scored the highest by taking them out to dinner. I was lucky enough to be one of the students and the restaurant that was chosen was Sotto Sotto. We got to enjoy a wonderful dinner and make a closer relationship with our economics professor.