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Kathryn B.

at Emory University

Class of 2023

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Environmental Sciences


My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

I am from Atlanta, so I have thoroughly researched this question in my lifetime. My favorite place in Atlanta is Buford Highway. The food is multicultural and always delicious, and the restaurants are mainly family-owned and super authentic! There are so many different restaurants and every one of them feels like you walked into their home country.

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite tradition here at Emory is Songfest, which is a night where all the first-year residence halls friendly compete in hopes to be crowned the best, most spirited hall. I love this tradition because everyone disregards any shyness or insecurities they have to sing their heart out and represent their hall. It is a great way to get close to the people living in your hall and start the academic year with a fun night.

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class has been Chemistry 150 Lab, which is the first-year chemistry lab. In high school, labs were carefully structured and designed to produce a particular outcome. However, this is the first laboratory I have taken that allows me to explore phenomenons of chemistry on my own. I can choose my own question and truely search for the answer during the lab class. This is the first class that I feel like I am qualified to conduct chemistry research at a higher level.

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

On a random day, you will most likely find me in the Atwood Chemistry Building. Not only are many of my classes held there, but the library is also a beautiful place to study. It is always quiet, spacious, and has large whiteboards for group study sessions. Also, the coffee shop, Highland Bakery, is also located there, so constant coffee breaks are a must!

I'm passionate about...

Outdoor Activities Hiking Atlanta food Cheerleading Exploring Atlanta Chemistry Climate Change

I'm involved with...

Gamma Phi Beta - Zeta Tau Scientific Research Emory Student Ambassadors Young Democrats Emory Climate Change Analysis and Solution Team Outdoor Emory
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