Sahithi G.

Oxford Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2024

Hometown: Frisco, TX

Major: Quantitative Sciences

Concentration: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

Minor: Science, Culture, and Society

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite Ox tradition is the Holiday Wrapping Party! Volunteer Oxford hosts a party where about 100 students wrap gifts donated by Oxford faculty, staff, and alumni for Newton County families in need. I think there couldn't be a more perfect Oxford tradition.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

On especially uneventful weekends, I like to take an uber with some friends to Ponce City Market (I'm sure you've heard about this place, it's pretty amazing!). As a foodie, it's literally heaven. I recommend the Batter Cookie Dough Counter!!

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

Right after classes, I try to spend some time outside, either going out for a walk on the nature trail or biking around the neighborhoods surrounding Oxford. Occasionally on weekends, you might catch me playing some badminton in front of the church on Pierce St.

What has been your most impactful class?

My freshman "discovery seminar" with Dr. Emily McLean (From Slime Molds to Students: Social Living and Cooperation) is the most impactful class I have taken at Emory thus far. Some of the activities we did in that class included studying the evolution of multicellular organisms in real-time under a microscope with rotifers and yeast, as well as taking a trip to Oxford’s Organic Farm, where we learned about the unique eusocial living of honey bees. Aside from the interesting topics we covered in class, my discovery seminar also allowed me to develop as a person as I documented my growth throughout my first semester via my milestone project/discovery seminar ePortfolio.

I'm passionate about...

Trying new restaurants in Covington/Atlanta Playing the viola Volunteering/Service I love to read (often fiction)

I'm involved with...

Food Recovery Network/Research Digest Oxford Chamber Ensemble Volunteer Oxford Emory Helps Guatemala American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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