Matthew J.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Jawa, Indonesia

Major: Economics and Mathematics

Minor: Computer Informatics

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class might be REL 326: Black Christian Thought which I took in Spring 2021 with Dr. Diane Stewart. A large part of my college life has been the Christian fellowship I've been involved in, but through Black Christian Thought and how it explored a field called Black theology, I was able to consider and discuss questions that I otherwise wouldn't have. It really helped me think- what does it mean to be a Christian in 2021?

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

Cox Computing Center! It's a space that I found out about later into my freshman year and have been coming back to ever since. It has iMacs, printing, video games, 3D printing, and an overall chill atmosphere. I also got a job here so you'll find me at the front desk oftentimes too!

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Sampling the great food available throughout the city! I love going to Buford Highway on the weekends because that's where you can great boba, Indonesian food, and others (it's where I go when I am homesick!) This past summer, I also got to try the BBQ available in Atlanta and that's also been amazing (shoutout to Fox Bros BBQ in Edgewood!).

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite Emory tradition is Songfest! It's a tradition where each first-year residence hall comes together to sing and dance about just how amazing our residence hall is (go Longstreet-Means!). I had a bunch of fun singing, dancing, and bonding with the rest of my hallmates!

I'm passionate about...

Guitar Baseball Politics Research Christianity Football History Badminton Economics

I'm involved with...

Emory ISLAB Matriculate Journey Christian Fellowship Gamelan Badminton
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