Makalee C.

Oxford Ambassador at Emory University

Class of 2025

Hometown: Valdosta, GA

Major: Human Health

Concentration: Epidemiology

Minor: Theatre

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Eat! I am a major foodie, and I love going up to Atlanta after a day of classes and finding new and interesting restaurants to try. I highly recommend Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, and any of the surrounding boba and dessert places!

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

In the library! I love being surrounded by books and spending time with my friends. You'll either see me working at the front desk, or in one of the study rooms on the second floor, goofing off with my friends. We love to rent out one of the study rooms and make an impromptu movie night!

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class has been Theatre 200RE. In it, I and the seven other students put on a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in just seven weeks. I spent four days out of the week with this extremely talented group of my peers, and got to know them- and the professor, Dr. Nick Fesette- very well. We ended up performing in the woods, and putting on such an experiential show was an extremely transformative experience for me. It renewed my love of theatre, and I garnered such a strong relationship with my professor that him and I will be doing independent research next semester.

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite tradition is definitely the Coke Toast. At the beginning of our time at Oxford, everyone in the class- as well as their families- comes together and listens to an address from the Dean, and then participates in a toast to a successful time at Oxford. During commencement, there is another Coke Toast; it's a wonderful bookend to the Emory experience. I loved looking around the Quad and seeing all of the smiling faces of the people that I will be spending the next four years with.

I'm passionate about...

Disease Research Public Health Theatre

I'm involved with...

Oxford Film Club STEMinists Drama and Theater OxBroadway OxPride
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