Meet Your 'Bus Driver'
I am a rising sophomore majoring in both Public Health and Food Science with a minor in Political Science. Outside of Hillel at Virginia Tech I am involved with several organizations on campus including Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, the Marching Virginians, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Political Science and International Studies Peer Mentors, and several Pre-Health organizations on campus.
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Why Virginia Tech?
What do you love about your school?
As corny as it may sound-- I love the Hokie Nation. Nowhere else in the world can you receive such a world class education, while also being a part of such a tried and true community of movers and shakers.
Why did you choose your school when you were a senior in high school? Walk us through that process.
Funny story, I applied to Virginia Tech out of the blue and at the very last minute. Even though I am a native of Virginia, I had never been to campus, but something just felt so right that I submitted my deposit two weeks before my first-ever tour of campus-- my biggest piece of advice is to go with your gut.
What has been your favorite class so far? Tell us about it!
My favorite class thus far has definitely been my special study in Global Reflexivity, where as a class we looked into the issues that we face in our current system of higher education and what steps we think we can take to solve these issues.
What fun traditions do you like to partake in at your school?
Jumping and screaming the words to "Enter Sandman" by Metallica at every home football game.
Tell us about Jewish life on campus. How have you been able to engage with this aspect of your identity while at school?
I have the distinct pleasure of serving as the Vice President of Jewish First Year Advisory and Mentorship at Hillel at Virginia Tech and as a Peer Network Engagement Intern for Hillel as well as serving as the ZBT representative to the Jewish Students Union; so needless to say, I found my ways of staying engaged. Both Hillel and Chabad do excellent jobs at keeping connected to students throughout the school year, whether that be through in person programming, such as weekly shabbat services and dinners, to Daniel Pearl Music Day or Shabbat 200; the Jewish community at Virginia Tech is strong.
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Enter Sandman by Metallica
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