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2018-2019 Student Representatives

Jasper (Shanren) Pan & Christian Suarez

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Student Representative Bios

Year 1

Christian             

Christian Suarez 

 Hometown: Miami, FL   

Undergraduate Institution:  University of Florida, Gainesville

Undergraduate Degree:  Economics

Favorite Food: Churrasco steak with coconut rice      

Fun Fact: Top 3 favorite animals are alligators, chameleons, and octopuses 

Hobbies:  Watching college football, traveling, intramural sports and cooking

Why Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt is one of the best schools in the country in one of the best cities in the country with some of the best people in the country.  Why would I choose to be anywhere else?

Year 2

Jasper

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Undergraduate Degree:  Applied Mathematics

Favorite Food: Sushi

 Fun Fact: I’ve been to 15 different countries: Asia, Africa, Europe, North, and South America
       
Hobbies: Playing basketball, going to rock concerts and watching movies

Why Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because the GPED  best fit my academic interest.  After receiving the acceptance letter, I decided to visit the campus and absolutely loved how welcoming the students, staff, and community are.