Talia H.

Ambassador at Emory University


Class of 2025

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Major: Psychology

Minor: Theater Studies

My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is...

eat! As I notice interesting restaurants or coffee shops around the city, I add them to my list of places to try. Currently, a shared favorite between a friend and me is Grana. The restaurant is a Southern Italian restaurant located a few miles away from campus.

What has been your most impactful class?

My most impactful class has been Theater 120: Acting Fundamentals. This class allowed me to explore acting for the first time since the 8th grade. During my early teens, I loved acting, but with the lack of practice, I started the semester feeling uncertain about my ability to perform. In this class, I learned to trust my instincts, embrace self-expression, and utilize my imagination. By the end of the term, I regained my confidence in acting. I am grateful because I can now comfortably claim it as a hobby.

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

in one of the many study spots on campus. My friends and I like to switch locations to avoid burnout. Some of my favorite spots include Cox Computer Lab, the Emory Student Center by Kaldi's, Atwood Chemistry Building, and occasionally, the Woodruff Library.

What is your favorite Emory tradition?

My favorite Emory tradition is Songfest, which is a song and dance competition between the first year residence halls. The tradition had a major impact on my social experience. My first friends at Emory University are from my Residence Hall. While they invited me to hang out with them within my first two days on campus, I did not feel comfortable joining them until we bonded during songfest practice. I went from hiding in my dorm to spending time with long-lasting friends within a week, thanks to songfest.

I'm passionate about...

Helping Childern Acting My relationship with Christ

I'm involved with...

Emory Student Ambassadors Colligate Black Christians
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