Katie Mattli

Position: 
Senior Assistant Director

Years at Tech: 4.

Favorite Thing about Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech really surprises you. It is in the heart of Atlanta but the campus has so many green lawns and cozy spaces you almost forget until you look at the skyline. It is its own community with a thriving city as its backyard.

Favorite Place on Campus: I think I have a tie! The Kessler Campanile was instantly one of my favorite places on campus.  It is a bustling spot with students coming and going out of the student center, but you can tuck away under a tree and listen to the fountain, taking a quiet moment to think. I also love the Chihuly sculptures in the atrium of the Scheller College of Business.

Favorite Place in Atlanta: I love the DeKalb Farmers Market. You can be a tourist and wander through the aisles taking it all in, but the locals park their shopping carts on the left-hand wall and go through the hot food buffet. The food is incredible and filled with ethnic dishes.

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: Mary Mac’s Tea Room really celebrates Southern cuisine and is the real deal. Everyone talks about their peanut butter pie (and it is delicious!) but their peach cobbler is my favorite. Ask your server about celebrity sightings. They always have great stories about stars and famous politicians stopping by.

What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: The Fox Theatre is so iconic that I feel it is a “can’t miss” spot. I have seen some amazing productions there like The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked.