Avery R.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2025

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major: Public Policy and Analysis

Secondary Major: Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class was my first-year seminar, Religion and Politics in the Middle East. Even though I only registered for this seminar because my first choice was full, it quickly became my favorite class. My professor was a leading academic in her field, and would casually throw phrases into her lectures such as: "When I lived in Bahrain..." and "In my upcoming book..." and "My friend, who is one of the few journalists allowed to interview the Taliban, told me..." Further, as someone who grew up Jewish and had solely learned about the Middle East through the lens of Jewish educators, this class exposed me to a completely new, and fascinating, perspective on the Middle East. In fact, this class inspired me to pursue a double major in Middle East and South Asian Studies.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

EAT! The food scene in Atlanta is beyond amazing! From the delicious restaurants only a close shuttle ride from campus in Decatur Square to the multitude of tasty options on the Beltline or in Ponce City and Krog Street markets, you will never be starved of a fantastic meal in Atlanta.

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

Having coffee and catching up on some work with friends at Kaldi's Coffee in the student center. In my opinion, Kaldi's has the best coffee (and food!) on campus. So, you can often find me drinking an iced vanilla latte or a double cappuccino (and possibly eating some avocado toast or a turkey sandwich) while catching up on readings or brainstorming an essay. Plus, I love that I always run into friends while working!

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

I love grabbing lunch at the Emory Farmer's Market every Tuesday. It is a great way to taste Atlanta and support local businesses without ever having to leave campus! Plus, it is a nice break from the traditional dining hall food and I always stock up on some baked goods for my dorm room:)

I'm passionate about...

Traveling Politics Swimming Voting Rights Food!

I'm involved with...

Greek Life Young Democrats of Emory Club Swimming Hillel Emory Student Ambassador
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