How are you connected to WST Learning Community?
I have lived in the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) Learning Community since fall 2015.
What advice would you give to students on succeeding academically at Georgia Tech?
Ask questions. Ask your professor or your teaching assistant; it can seem kind of intimidating (especially to ask a professor something), but don’t be afraid to make sure you understand the material. Also, keep yourself accountable to your schedule. When you divide up the work, you never end up doing too much at one time.
What advice would you give to students on acclimating socially to Georgia Tech?
Join all the clubs you are even slightly interested in, and you will figure out what you enjoy the most.
Where have you worked during your Georgia tech career, and what did you enjoy about that experience?
I am a student ambassador for the College of Sciences where I bring prospective high school students to a biology lecture. I love getting to see what excites them about Georgia Tech and show them what I really love about this school, too! (What I really love about Georgia Tech is how every student has something they are really passionate about, and Georgia Tech cultivates that passion better than any other university in my opinion.)
What has been your favorite Georgia Tech experience?
Performing in the Mock Rock event of Homecoming this year for my sorority was definitely my favorite so far. It was so much fun to perform at the Ferst Center and feel so much support from all the students and my sorority sisters in the audience.
What are you involved with on campus, and why?
I am on a research team called BeeSnap to help analyze the presence of bees on Georgia Tech’s campus and Atlanta. I am extremely passionate about researching how we can help bees in an urban environment because they are so important to our planet, and it’s been so amazing to see the team grow over the past year and a half!
I’m also a Stamps Health Services Student Ambassador, which I am involved in to learn about our university health system and also help the staff at STAMPS as much as possible.
Lastly, I am involved in WST, and my favorite part of living in the WST Learning Community is hearing stories from women leaders throughout campus during our monthly WST dinners.
What has been your study abroad experience while at Georgia Tech?
I am going on the Pacific Program during spring 2017, so I have not studied abroad yet. However, I participated in the Atlantis Project, a Medical Shadowing Fellowship, during summer 2016 in Teruel, Spain. Getting to learn so much about the medical field in another country from actual surgeons was so rewarding educationally and culturally, and the experience really affirmed my goal to go to medical school after graduating from Georgia Tech.