Emory University

Name: Brian Herman
College:  Emory University
Major: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

1. What first drew you to Emory?

I was looking for a school that would be challenging academically, but also would allow me to enjoy myself and have fun as a college student. I was also drawn to Emory because I thought that as a major research university, it could help prepare me as a pre-med student.

2. What other colleges were you considering?

Tulane University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Kansas

3. How was the adjustment from high school to college?

I loved going from high school to college and all the new found freedoms that came with it. While there were also new responsibilities as well, I really enjoyed being out on my own.

4. What was your favorite class? Why?

My favorite class was an upper level in my Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology major called “Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke.” In this class, we had guest speakers almost every week who were either practicing MDs or PhD researchers involved with strokes and/or brain injuries. We even took a field trip to the major hospital in downtown Atlanta to tour their brand new Stroke Treatment Center. This class also ended up being the most useful after I graduated since I ended up working on a research study with Stroke patients for two years!

5. What clubs or groups were you involved in?

At Emory I was the Vice President of the Club Baseball team, a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and also involved in several community service projects including the Emory Autism Center.

6. Anything else you want to tell us?

One of the best things about Emory is that it is located in a major city. If you ever wanted to venture outside of the “Emory Bubble,” Atlanta was always filled so many different and unique opportunities to enjoy.

7. In one sentence, what do you love about your school?

I love the people and friends I met while at Emory, as well as all of the opportunities it provided for me.

Brian Herman is a Tutor at Get Smarter Prep.

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