What’s the most surprising thing you’ve found at U.Va.?
The most surprising thing I have found at U.Va. is how it is a big school with a small-school feel. Many expect that when coming to a large public university like U.Va. that you will feel alone and isolated. Yet, I constantly see people I know, whether it’s while walking to class, out at restaurants, or in the library.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, which book would you want to have with you?
Probably something like Moneyball because I enjoy books about factual events and I am a huge sports addict.
How do you spend your spring breaks?
This past year I got to go visit Jamaica.
Did you visit U.Va. before deciding to attend?
I never officially visited U.Va. before deciding to attend, but I had been around here before because most of my family went to Virginia Tech
I love U.Va. for two reasons. The first is the how this school pushes students academically and spiritually so that by the time they finish college they have a better understanding of what they are able to accomplish. The second reason is because of the Honor code. I really enjoy the trust the faculty has in us.
Describe your favorite professor.
My favorite professor taught a class on Medieval India. He was a unique person and had such a worldly view of everything because of his travels to India and other parts of the world.
What was your favorite class?
Economics 2020 because it is such a practical class. It’s one that I believe every student should take.
What activities are you involved in?
Second-Year Council, Co-Chair of High School Visits for the Virginia Ambassadors, sports reporter for WUVA radio station, Monroe Society member, and Madison House Volunteer.
What is your favorite extracurricular and why?
My favorite activity is Second-Year Council because it not only allows me to give back to my fellow classmates but it also allows me to get to meet more of the people that make up the Class of 2014
Have you taken the opportunity to get career advice while a student?
Yes I went to University Career Services and got help with my resume.
What are the arts like at U.Va.?
They are amazing. I am not artistically talented myself but it amazes me how talented a lot of the student here are.
How would you describe the students who attend U.Va.?
They are very academically oriented yet love to have fun and enjoy their free time.
What is your favorite memory from your time at Virginia?
Probably the Lighting of the Lawn. It is really a nice sight to see the entire Lawn lit up.
What is your favorite thing to do in Charlottesville?
Playing football or soccer on Grounds, especially when it’s a nice day.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Charlottesville?
Littlejohn’s is a great choice if you want to get possibly the best sub in the area.
What is the competition in your classes like?
Obviously like in any top school there is competition among student trying to be the best, but in my opinion it is rather friendly competition.
How can a student stay active? What sports are popular?
Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and soccer are among the most popular sports here so it is very easy to keep in shape. Besides, a lot of student love to run around Grounds.