I am a native Philadelphian, having grown up in the Mt. Airy section of the city and the suburb of Upper Dublin Township. Music is very important to me and I have a particular interest in '80s/'90s metal, punk and hip hop. I also love traveling and sampling the food scene in different cities.
What advice would you give to a high school student applying to college?
Minimize the stress, maximize the fun! College campuses are magical places filled with exciting ideas and opportunities. Enjoy spending time with your family as your college search leads you to discover new people and places. As long as you do your due diligence in terms of research and preparation, you will end up with strong choices at the end of the process.
- Place on Campus:
- I have two: the Main Building and the URBN Center. As the original building on campus, the Main Building is representative of Drexel's rich tradition and history. One of the more modern buildings on campus, the URBN Center stands as an exemplar of the creativity and innovation that is propelling Drexel forward into the future.
- Restaurant/Food Truck:
- Saad's at 45th & Walnut, not too far from campus. Although cheesesteaks, roast pork, and hoagies get top billing in Philly, I'm convinced that the lamb maroosh is the best sandwich in the city.
- Philadelphia Landmark/Location:
- The Trocadero Theater. Originally opened in 1870 as the Arch Street Opera House, "The Troc" is located near Reading Terminal Market in Center City/Chinatown. The Troc is the only 19th-century Victorian theater still in operation in the United States and a great place to see a concert or partake in "Movie Mondays."