Maurice H.

Ambassador at Emory University

Class of 2026

Hometown: Washington, DC

Major: Environmental Sciences

Concentration: Environment and Health

Minor: Global Development Studies

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

On a random day, you're most likely to find me hanging with my friends somewhere around campus. I may be at a ping-pong table, tossing a frisbee on the quad, taking a walk around Lullwater, or just chilling in the DCT during off hours.

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class has been ANT 207: Foundation Development Studies. I got to learn so much about how the world came to be the way that it is and just how complicated so many modern issues are. It helped to see economics and history in the big picture and understand the histories of many overlooked countries. It really shifted my challenged the way that I perceived other parts of the world and created a curiosity for other histories and cultures.

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite Emory tradition is Songfest. During the rehearsals and performance, I got the chance to meet so many people and show off my competitive spirit. It was a great time to just let loose and have some fun. I thought I would be embarrassed by the dance moves and the lyrics, but I enjoyed it so much more than I ever thought I would. In fact, I still remember the lyrics.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Everything. I can't pick one singular favorite because there is so much to do. You can catch a Falcons game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium or go shopping in Atlantic Station. There are a lot of great restaurants and attractions throughout the city.

I'm passionate about...

Food/Cooking Environmental Justice Creative writing Love to explore music genres

I'm involved with...

Emory American Sign Language Organization Emory Intramural Global Health Case Competition Slow Food Emory Emory Quest Scholars Network Black and Latinx in STEM
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