Kathryn B.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Environmental Sciences

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite Emory tradition is Dooley's week, a second, unofficial homecoming week in the spring. Dooley, our unofficial skeleton mascot parades on campus and goes into many classes. He asks the professor trivia about Emory's history, and if the professor gets the questions wrong, the class is dismissed! I had the pleasure of experiencing this in my organic chemistry class, and it was the highlight of the semester seeing my professor stumble on difficult Emory facts!

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 and hang out with friends. It is most definitely a hub of campus life, and I enjoy seeing most of my friends heading to class, eating at the cafe, studying, or chatting whenever I walk in. I, also, enjoy seeing my favorite professors, we often joke about classes, or they will offer advice in a class or post-graduation applications!

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Atlanta is my home. So, there is not one place I can pick as my favorite. I enjoy picnics at Piedmont park, late nice ice cream runs in downtown Decatur, rollerskating through the beltline in midtown, and enjoying international cuisine on Buford Highway. I am so happy to remain in Atlanta through college, which has really allowed me to enjoy everything in this beautiful city.

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class has been Chemistry 203, organic chemistry. Organic chemistry is daunting, and I heard many horror stories before beginning the course. However, I fell in love with the course! My professor's lectures were engaging and challenging. And, it made me feel like I earned my spot as a chemistry major. Looking into complex reactions and solving them like a puzzle intrigued me, and I hope to take a course similar in the future. Through this course, I have decided to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry!

I'm passionate about...

Sustainability Peloton Hiking Chemistry

I'm involved with...

Science Arts Wonder ChEmory Gamma Phi Beta - Zeta Tau Scientific Research Emory Student Ambassadors Emory Climate Change Analysis and Solution Team
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