Gabrielle M.

Ambassador at Emory University

Class of 2021

Hometown: Olathe, KS

Major: Psychology

Secondary Major: Human Health

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

The by far best tradition at Emory is held during Dooley's week in the spring semester and it's called Taste of Emory. During this event, students have the opportunity to get samples from over 20 different Atlanta businesses including Yeah Burger, Ben & Jerry's, King of Pop's, and so many more yummy restaurants and for every student it's totally free! On the topic of free food, another one of my favorite Emory traditions is the late night breakfast held at our cafeteria each semester before finals week begins. After a long day of grinding in the library, from 10pm-12am you can get chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, bacon, and as many Krispy Kreme donuts as you want!

What has been your most impactful class?

The Science of Integrative Health has been the most interesting and impactful class I have taken at Emory as this is the class that really helped me get a better understanding of what I want to do after graduation. In this class we learned about different complementary and alternative medical modalities available including traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and Reiki. For each class a different professional within the Atlanta community or Emory community came to speak on a particular area. One day a surgeon at Emory hospital, who was also a certified yoga instructor, came to talk to us about the importance of breathing in stimulating our nervous system and how yoga can cause direct effects within our body. We've also had a chiropractor who works with the Atlanta Braves talk to us about the clinical background and implementation of chiropractic. This class provided me with many valuable resources and opportunities for networking as I have been able to locate research opportunities and get advice from individuals directly within my field of interest.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Finding tiny doors all around Atlanta! A fun hidden secret of Atlanta is that all over the city you can find almost 20 tiny colorful doors everywhere from Atlantic Station to Downtown Atlanta. You can also stumble upon these doors while doing other fun things in Atlanta. One of my favorite weekend activities is to go running on the beltline behind Ponce City Market which is a long, flat running trail perfect for seeing the sites of Atlanta. There is a super cute rainbow door right on the beltline by the skate park in the Old Fourth World. If your hungry, you can stop by Atlanta's King of Pops and find a tiny popsicle themed dorm. These are some of the best popsicles I've ever had, the sea salt chocolate is by far my favorite!

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

On a random day, you can probably find me in Lullwater Park which is a super short walk from the edge of campus! One of my favorite things to do in Lullwater is grab food to go from Kaldis and have a picnic with my friends! As soon as it starts to warm up, Lullwater will be packed with Emory students, faculty and families. It's my favorite place to go for a run because it's the best of both worlds - there's a great paved loop to run around and see the entire park as well as several fun trails heading off into the woods! At least once a year there is a 5k in Lullwater Park, often with puppies waiting for you at the finish line! You can get also some really cool pictures at the popular suspension bridge right in the middle of the park or you can even run by the President's house.

I'm passionate about...

Traveling Meditation Yoga Sports Outdoor Activities I am a major foodie Cooking food sustainability Mental Health

I'm involved with...

Studying abroad Research Greek Life Swimming Triathlon
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