About Chandler

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What is your favorite thing about TTU?

TTU is the perfect size! Here you aren't just a face in the crowd. You have the opportunity to really be somebody.

What is your most memorable TTU experience so far?

My most memorable TTU experience so far was joining my sorority. It is an amazing feeling to be a part of something bigger than yourself and it's nice having such a great support system when you are away from home.

How did you choose your major?

I chose Biology - Health Sciences so that I could go in to pediatrics. My mom worked as a pediatric nurse when I was younger and it inspired me to follow in her footsteps.

What is your favorite meal at TTU?

The omelet bar in the Cafeteria at breakfast!! It's by far the best omelet I've ever had.

Advice for incoming college freshman from your experience so far?

Get involved as much as you can. You get out of college what you put in to it, so give it your all and you will be rewarded with fantastic memories and opportunities!

What is your favorite TTU Tradition and why?

My favorite tradition is homecoming! All the sleep you lose making a float is definitely worth it come the day of the parade, pep rally, and family festivities.

What kind of extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus and in the community?

I am a member of a Panhellenic sorority, an Honors student, an advocate for the Tennessee School for the Blind, and assist in frequent pet adoptions due to my obsession with dogs.

What movie star would you play in a movie? Why?

Emma Stone in any movie. She is witty, smart, well-spoken, and generally just perfect.

What was your biggest mistake as a freshman? What did you learn from that experience?

I have a tendency to take on too many activities and leadership roles at once. It is difficult to find the perfect balance of school and extracurricular activities, but once you get it down college becomes much easier.

What is your favorite book?

Anything by John Green. His writing is smart and witty with plot twists that always surprise you.