at Emory University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Montvale, NJ
Major: Business Administration (BBA)
Secondary Major: Spanish
My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is to hang out at the Beltline and Ponce City Market with friends. It is a really cool space and has amazing food! In my opinion, Marrakesh is the best restaurant at Ponce and I am absolutely obsessed with the falafel there. The Beltline is a real social hub of Atlanta and they have hosted some really special and unique events there, my favorite of which being the Lantern Festival earlier this year.
On a random day, you are most likely to find me hanging out at Kaldi’s Coffee! Kaldi’s is definitely an icon of the Emory experience and the banana walnut bread is absolutely insane! Kaldi’s is a great spot to study or hang out with friends and is easily one of my favorite places on campus.
While Emory has tons of amazing and unifying traditions, my favorite one has to be Songfest! Songfest is a song and dance parody competition among first-year residence halls in which each hall sings their way to explaining why their hall is the best hall. It is such a spirited and exciting event and truly is one of the best parts of the First-Year Experience! I made so many friends through Songfest and cannot wait to cheer on my first-year residence hall (Raoul!) in future years!
So far in my Emory career, my most impactful class has been my first-year seminar, Italian 190 (taught by Dr. Muratore). This class was absolutely amazing! I love its emphasis on experiential learning. In order to learn about Italian food and culture, nutrition, and sustainability, we enjoyed a variety of interactive experiences including cooking classes, a gardening course, and a speaker series! I could not have dreamt of a better class to start my Emory experience and I am so excited to continue taking courses like this in the future!