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Rachel L.

at Emory University

She/her/hers

Class of 2023

Hometown: Ontario, Canada

Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

Secondary Major: Chemistry


What has been your most impactful class?

Chemistry 150. This class is the first of the chemistry classes that I took on the Pre-Medical Track. Being the first college-level science class I took, I was nervous coming in about whether or not I would be able to manage and continue along the Pre-Medical Track. Succeeding in this course (with the support of friends and academic resources) proved to myself that I am ready for college-level sciences and to continue with the Pre-Medical Track if I so wish to.

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

I love Wonderful Wednesday! Every week students gather in the center of campus with different organizations advertising or fundraising. Often there are just fun activities and free food! I love it so much because in the middle of often busy weeks it reminds me to take a break and do something fun and happy. On weeks where I cannot stop by even just seeing it from a distance makes me happy knowing what the tradition stands for.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Try new foods! I am such a foodie so I am very grateful that Atlanta has such a vibrant food scene. There are many interesting restaurants right around campus and some a little further (Ponce City Market, Decatur, Buckhead). Going into the city to try new food lets me learn more about the city and its life. It is also very nice to get off campus every one in a while with friends to take a break from school and enjoy being a student in such an amazing city!

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

Watching TV with friends. Days are often long and full but it is always important for me to find time to be a human and unwind. Sometimes it is as simple as me watching an episode from a nostalgic show on Disney+ before bed. Others it is a spontaneous study break with friends. One of my friends and I have a blocked off Thursday night dinner and TV time as a way to catch up since we often do not see each other throughout the week.

I'm passionate about...

Television Atlanta Food Scene Volunteering Sports Friends and Family

I'm involved with...

Greek Life Undergraduate Research Emory APCO Hillel
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