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Maria G.

Ambassador at Emory University

Class of 2022

Hometown: Fort Myers, FL

Major: Political Science

Concentration: American and Cultural

Secondary Major: Anthropology


What is your favorite Emory tradition?

Songfest! Almost everybody says it, I know but it made such an impact on my life here at Emory. I started making friends on my floor through the practices, the goofy-ness of the dance made stress levels calm down and make everyone be themselves. Most importantly, my very best friends that I still have to this day, I met at our final practice. I love how memorable this tradition is and how impactful it was on my life today.

What has been your most impactful class?

Most definitely Philosophy 350, Philosophy of Education. Emory is a smaller school than what I am used to so I was upset when I saw that they stopped having the Education Department the summer before my freshman year. But, because of this class I was able to dive into a department on campus I would've never gone near before and do so while exploring a topic that I am so passionate about. It was an amazing time in and out of that class.

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

Thinking to myself "Why don't I just nap right now?", then go sit on the Coca Cola Bridge and figure out how to grow the clubs I am involved in and getting excited about my future. (I know, very corny sounding, but that's what's awesome about going to school here!)

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

This is a recent obsession of mine but going to Atlanta United games! I'm Colombian and soccer runs deep in my veins but during my first year I never went. But this year I went to practically every game this season and it was so fun and a good way to get in touch with traditions from back home.

I'm passionate about...

Law Education

I'm involved with...

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