Laila Flores-Cervantes

Senior Admission Counselor

Years at Georgia Tech: 4.

Favorite Thing about Georgia Tech: The people! My colleagues are very friendly, supportive, and truly live the Institute's motto: "Progress and Service." The students I have met are very nice, and they smile; happiness around campus is contagious!

Favorite Place on Campus: I have become fond of the Wenn Student Center & Stamps Student Commons because it has multiple restaurants, a little "convenience" store, and it houses the post office (I like sending postcards to my friends in Mexico and around the world!).

Favorite Place in Atlanta: I love to visit Piedmont Park all year around, there are always festivals going on in here almost ever weekend! On Saturdays I visit the farmer's market, and take a stroll through the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I am also very fond of the Virginia Highlands neighborhood because there are a lot of cute local shops. When I visit that part of town I like to eat dinner at Yeah! Burger and buy ice cream at Paolo's Gelato. The city of Decatur (nearby) is also a great place to go and explore the food and music scene. If you go I recommend to eat at Taqueria del SolVictory Sandwich Bar or The Pinewood and buy dessert at Butter and Cream.

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: The Canteen at Tech Square.

What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: I love art museums, so if you have the time I recommend that you visit the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), and the Michael C. Carlos Museum. I also enjoy hiking, so you can visit the state parks (there are so many close by or a few hours away!) like Cloudland Canyon State Park and Amicalola Falls State Park.