Alexandra Thackston

Senior Admission Counselor

Years at Georgia Tech: 3.

Favorite Thing about Georgia Tech: The camaraderie with the students and staff. Everyone here genuinely loves to be here. It's great to see everyone lending a helping hand around campus.

Favorite Place on Campus: I really like the Campus Recreation Center. It's a great place to hang out with friends for physical activities or a great resource to help you get in shape. With basketball courts, swimming pools, and rock climbing walls (just to name a few), there's something for everyone here.

Favorite Place in Atlanta: Piedmont Park. I love being able to stroll around the park, play in a pick up game of kickball, or visit the many festivals held here throughout the year. In fact, I love it so much that I am getting married there!

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: The Varsity is a tradition that you will have to try at least once before you leave Atlanta. Although I do love Moe's if you're in the mood for Mexican, or Chick-Fil-A, which is always a classic when in Atlanta.

What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: Definitely visit Piedmont Park if you have time! Otherwise, I would encourage you to check out a Braves game, enjoy the roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia, explore the culture of Atlanta through Buford Highway Farmer's Market, or catch a show at the Fox Theatre. There are endless amounts of activities to participate in while in Atlanta.

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