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Gabriela R.

Diversity Ambassadors and Tour Guide at Elon University

Class of 2023

Hometown: Severn, MD

Major: Journalism

Minor: Creative Writing


I chose Elon because...

When I toured Elon, I had this overwhelming sense that this was where I was meant to be. The campus is beautiful, everyone was so friendly, and it felt like the perfect size-not too small, but not too big either. I had no trouble envisioning myself in a classroom, walking to get coffee at Oak House, spending hours at the library. I felt so welcomed by the community and so comfortable around campus that Elon became my top choice. Two years in and I still feel the same way.

My favorite Elon Tradition is .... Because...

My favorite Elon Tradition is College Coffee because it's such a strong example of how much both professors and students value their relationships with each other. Elon professors are extremely passionate about their chosen fields of study and love nothing more than to share that passion with students. College Coffee is scheduled into an Elon workday so that way students and professors can relax and engage with each other outside of the classroom, as well as grab some yummy snacks and fuel for the next class!

My most memorable Elon experience?

My most memorable Elon experience so far was the Elon Dining Farm Table dinner I attended. Elon Dining does a raffle contest where the winners attend a farm-to-table meal created by Elon's executive chefs. With the backdrop of Loy Farms (one of my favorite places on campus), great company, and amazing food, it felt like such a treat on a school night! The chefs were so gracious and so excited to talk about how they approach sustainable farming and how Elon supports local businesses.

I'm passionate about...

Matching Pajama Sets Reading and Writing Graphic Design Gender Equality Soft British Television Fashion

I'm involved with...

Danceworks Phoenix Leaders Delta Delta Delta Elon News Network WSOE 89.3
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