Jessica S.

at Emory University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

Minor: Neuroethics

On a random day, you're most likely to find me….

In the new Emory Student Center (ESC). I will either be studying in one of the cubicles on the third floor, next to Kaldi's Coffee shop, or in one of the lounge areas with couches. The ESC is a great place because of its multi uses! If I need a quick snack, I can stop in Kaldi's for a pumpkin break slice, or I can meet friends at the Dobb's Common Table (the DCT) where I can use meal swipes. There are also many study areas that accommodate both individual learners and collaborators, so it is the perfect place for me.

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class has been my first-year seminar on Natural Disasters. During the course, we learned about all the various disasters on Earth, but we also learned about our current climate and how that effects these disasters. Because climate change is such a prominent issue in the news, it was very interesting to learn about the science and history behind the rising temperatures and melting glaciers. I would definitely recommend this class to any student interested in natural disasters and/or climate change.

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite Emory tradition is Songfest. This is a competition between all the first-year residence halls where the Residence Life student staff choreograph a song and dance during the first week of school. After a few days of rehearsals, the halls meet in the Woodruff Physical Education Center to compete! It's my favorite tradition because it gets your energy levels high, and it's a great way to meet new people! Every time I hear one of the songs we used during Songfest, I immediately start to sing our parody; it was an amazing and unforgettable time.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Eat! There are so many different restaurants and markets in the Atlanta area to explore, and I am so excited to keep trying new places during my time at Emory. One of my favorites is Rise-N-Dine in Emory Village, which is just a short walk away from the center of campus and has incredible Nutella pancakes. It's the perfect brunch place, but you definitely need to get there early if you want a table! I also love BoruBoru at Emory Point which makes great poke bowls. Regardless, whether its close to Emory or just a short drive away, there is never a shortage of new food places to try!

I'm passionate about...

Excersise Helping People Music Writing Travel Sports

I'm involved with...

Women's Club Volleyball Emory Wheel
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