Oxford Ambassador at Emory University
Class of 2024
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Major: Quantitative Sciences
Concentration: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Minor: Science, Culture, and Society
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.
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.
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!!
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.