Alexandra Thackston

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Senior Admission Counselor

Years at Georgia Tech: 5.

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: The Rooftop Garden atop Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. You can take in the best views of the city, while enjoying a cup of coffee or studying for exams. It’s a beautiful area on campus. 

Favorite Place in Atlanta: Has to be the Atlanta Beltline from Krog Street Market all the way to Piedmont Park! It’s just over a 2 mile walk and you can see gorgeous views of the Atlanta Skyline, take in local art, check out trendy restaurants, and learn more about the city’s culture in a short couple of blocks. Best time to go is in the Fall when it’s getting cooler outside. 

Favorite Restaurant near Campus: Most of the restaurants in West Midtown are great! However, I recently have developed a love for Eclipse Di Luna in Miami Circle. They offer Spanish Tapas that are delicious! 

What I recommend to do while in Atlanta: Definitely stroll down the Beltline if you have the time! Otherwise, I would encourage you to check out a Braves game or ATL United Soccer 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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