Laila Flores-Cervantes

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Senior Admission Counselor

Years at Georgia Tech: 5.

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 work with are very nice; smiles around campus are contagious!

Favorite Place on Campus: Ferst Center for the Arts. I have seen amazing shows here, such as the Guthman New Instrument Competition and a show by Pilobulus, a renowned dance theater company.

Favorite Place in Atlanta: I love to visit Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden all year around. I am also very fond of the Virginia Highlands neighborhood. 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 Sol, Victory Sandwich Bar or The Pinewood and buy dessert at Butter and Cream.

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: The Canteen at Tech Square and Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe in Midtown.

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.

I speak Spanish / Yo hablo Español.