Joanna L.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2026

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Major: Psychology

Minor: German

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

to go to concerts! I stalk Ticketmaster like it's my job and I am often the one informing my friends of artists coming to Atlanta! One great thing about Emory is that our shuttles take you to the Marta station where you can get to most concert venues without having to pay for an uber. Some of my favorite concerts that I have been to include Seventeen, Ateez, DPR Ian, Flo Milli, Thee Sacred Souls, Ginger Root, and Ricky Montgomery.

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

in my room watching a movie on my projector! In my residence hall, my side of the floor has weekly movie nights. My room has become the designated movie room so at least once a week, my neighbors and I gather together and watch anything from horror movies to La La Land for the 7th time!

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class would have to be Econ 101 with Hugo Mialon. I wasn't the biggest fan of economics in high school but I wanted to give it another shot in college. My professor, Hugo Mialon, made economics fun to learn. He would give the funniest examples of economic principles. The most absurd one that I can remember is when we learned about the utility of the destruction of sin from the Bible. I saw extreme progress in my econ skills by the end of the semester and I am now taking economics classes for fun!

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite Emory tradition is Songfest! Songfest is a singing/dancing competition between the first-year residence halls. You make parodies with popular songs (my personal favorite was singing a Raoul version of First Class by Jack Harlow). My floor practiced for two hours each day before the competition and even though we didn't win, I met some amazing people who are my closest friends today.

I'm involved with...

Bread Emory African Students Association Emory Young Dems SGA First Year Council Emory Student Ambassadors
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