Ruby V.

at Emory University


Class of 2023

Hometown: England, United Kingdom

Major: Classics and English

Secondary Major: English and Creative Writing

What has been your most impactful class?

I really loved my History class (HIST150), which was Great Works of Western Civilisation. We get to look at a variety of cultures over history and the discussion nature of the class really allows for impactful insights. We read a huge range, starting as far back as the Bible and going up to George Orwell. There were a lot of famous texts I read for the first time in that class. My favourite part, however, was the close bond I formed with my class and professor by the end of the semester.

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

In the library, usually on the third floor! I’m not always working - sometimes I go with my friends, or to get snacks and sometimes I go to find a peaceful spot to read for pleasure. The atmosphere is so calming and the reading room is beautiful and a really peaceful place to study.

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

I love that all the residence halls participate in SongFest at the beginning of the year, which is a big song and dance competition between the halls. It’s such a great opportunity to get to know everyone in your residence halls, as well as having fun singing and dancing. I definitely was able to form bonds with people in my hall, get to know some older students and also get some fun exercise in at the start of the year.

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

Explore! Going shopping or to a mall is always great, even if you don’t buy anything. It’s fun to spend time with your friends in a new city and discover new things. I take a lot of shuttles, especially the Experience Shuttles which are designed to introduce people to events in Atlanta, such as the lantern festival I went to in fall semester.

I'm passionate about...

Social Justice Academics Reading Writing

I'm involved with...

Academic Fellows (international orientation) Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Global Ambassadors Matriculate LGBT
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