Jessica S.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Bethesda, AL

Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

Minor: Neuroethics

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 Thaicoon & Sushi Bar, which is about a mile from campus. The pad thai and sushi are incredible, and I have become such a frequent goer that I now know the hostess by first name. I also The General Muir at Emory Point where I order a bagel and an iced chai latte almost every weekend. These are only a few favorites, but there are many hidden gems walking distance to Emory or just a short drive away!

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 natural 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 for the first-year residents 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 elevates your energy levels, 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 experience.

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

In the 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 sleeping pods. The ESC is also one of my favorites because of its multi-functionality. If I need a quick snack, I can stop in Kaldi's Coffee for a pumpkin bread slice, or I can meet friends at the Dobb's Common Table (the DCT) and use meal swipes. There are also many study areas that accommodate both individual learners and collaborators, so I highly recommend checking it out.

I'm passionate about...

Medicine Excersise Music Writing Travel Sports

I'm involved with...

Women's Club Volleyball Emory Wheel
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