at Emory University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Syosset, NY
Minor: Global Health
Visiting the aquarium! Walking through the tank with the manta rays and whale sharks is awesome! Seeing the true scale of these animals is really amazing, they're absolutely giant. It's also located in the middle of Centennial Olympic Park, which is a really nice place to be in the middle of downtown Atlanta. There are lots of restaurants there too, and lots of space to just relax outside
My favorite Emory tradition is Songfest. It is a song and dance competition between all first-year residence halls where each hall tries to prove they are the best hall on campus. Uniting the entire residence hall (Go Dobbs!) for one event brought out so much spirit in the student body and performing in front of the whole class was so much fun. I can't sing or dance, so I was nervous at first, but when we all stepped out on to the basketball court to perform, decked out head-to-toe in yellow, the energy was through the roof.
If it's nice outside, either on the first-year quad playing spikeball or studying with some friends on the Quad. If it's not so nice, I'll probably be in the Woodruff Physical Education Center playing tennis. On any given day, I'll probably just be relaxing with friends in either Hamilton-Holmes Hall, or in The Parlor, the big common room in my res hall, Dobbs Hall
Chemistry 203 with Dr. Matthew Weinschenk has been my most impactful class. It definitely was a challenge, but it made me a better student in the process. My professor revolutionized the way I look at not only chemistry, but human biology as well. A deeper understanding of all the processes was necessary for the class, however it also brought about new connections between scientific disciplines that I never would have realized had I not taken this class. Chemistry was my least favorite class in high school, but after this class I have declared a major in chemistry.