Jared K.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Syosset, NY

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Global Health

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

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.

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

In the Atwood Chemistry Building! Between 3 of my lectures and lab, I spend a lot of time there. Good thing it's so pretty! If I'm not in class, I'll probably be studying on the bottom floor of the library, or on the outside deck of the student center; there's lots of sun and a great view of campus. I've also just started doing research in the Health Sciences complex, so I spend time there too. When I'm not doing schoolwork, you're likely to find me at the Woodruff PE Center playing tennis, relaxing by the pool at my apartment, or grabbing food at Kaldi's, our campus coffee shop.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

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

What has been your most impactful class?

Chemistry 204 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.

I'm passionate about...

Biking Tennis Cooking Spikeball Travel

I'm involved with...

Tour Guide Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Fraternity Greek Life Hillel Club Tennis Outdoor Emory
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