Laura Simmons

Position: 
Assistant Director - Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Years at Tech: 4.

Favorite Thing about Georgia Tech: The fearlessness with which students go for their dreams.   They use their amazing math and science skills to solve problems right here on campus or across the globe.  It's fun to watch them, the dreamers.

Favorite Place on Campus: Tech Square. Where the campus intersects with the city of Atlanta, you can see students and local entrepreneurs enjoying the fun restaurants together.

Favorite Place in Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta is my favorite, with the extraordinary gorilla exhibit and the adorable pandas. Every spring, you can enjoy the new babies across the zoo.

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: Just because it's such an Atlanta tradition, I have to say The Varsity. Whether you're a visitor or a resident, you have to be able to say you've had a frosted orange and a peach pie.

What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: The Georgia Aquarium can keep you entertained for hours.  From whale sharks to river critters, it truly lives up to the hype of the world’s largest aquarium.  And when you step outside, you have quick access to all of the other downtown Atlanta attractions.