I’m a rising third year biochemistry major on the pre-health track (AKA pre-med). I’m an RA and am involved in Greek life.
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Why Georgia Tech?
What do you love about your school?
I love the collaborative atmosphere set by ambitious students and achieving professors. Georgia Tech is the perfect balance of work and play, pushing students to participate in research, co-ops and internships, while also offering sports and traditions. I enjoy being in the center of Atlanta while still having the feel of a real campus. I have found amazing communities at Georgia Tech and feel that the school is constantly encouraging me to grow.
Why did you choose your school when you were a senior in high school? Walk us through that process.
Before I decided to be pre-med, I knew I was interested in the STEM field, particularly engineering, so naturally Georgia Tech was one of the schools on my radar. As a Georgia resident, I was able to get the Hope and Zell Miller scholarships, making attending an in-state public school far less expensive than other options. From this, my decision to go to Georgia Tech ended up being really easy, and though I did not end up pursuing engineering, I love being a science major at Tech.
What has been your favorite class so far? Tell us about it!
My favorite class so far was my first major-specific class, Quantitative Chemical Analysis. The class had lab sections of only eight people where we did things like make cheese and use chemistry techniques to find the protein content of our cheese. I became great friends with the seven other people and the TA in the lab section. Besides enjoying the content of the class, I made friends who are now in almost all of my classes which makes long labs and lectures so much more enjoyable.
What fun traditions do you like to partake in at your school?
My absolute favorite tradition is called “Midnight Bud”. One night during finals week each semester, the GT marching band fills a lawn on East Campus and plays our fight songs while a huge crowd of students sing the lyrics and do the dances that go with them. Then, the band runs to another part of campus and the crowd runs after them, and the process repeats. It’s a lot of fun to do with friends and a great way to relieve stress during final exam week!
Tell us about Jewish life on campus. How have you been able to engage with this aspect of your identity while at school?
I’m involved with GT Hillel as a participant and a committee member. At our Hillel, we have a small board and different committees that plan niche events. Particularly, I have loved being a member of the Hillel Women’s Committee, helping plan events for the Jewish women of GT, doing community service projects, lunch and learn programs, and outings around Atlanta.
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