ABOUT Erin

  • @erinspradlin

Texas A&M University, Sophomore; Miss COED 2016 FinalistĀ šŸ†

MY COLLEGE KICKS ASS BECAUSE…

One of the most frequently used sayings at Texas A&M is: “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.”

This reflects my feelings about Texas A&M rather accurately. Some may refer to us as a “cult,” but it’s really more of a family. The culture on campus is one that places emphasis on kindness, chivalry, generosity, and honesty, and these qualities are carried all throughout the world by alumni decades after graduation. Regardless of gender, race, age, or organization, it seems everyone on campus is eager to help their fellow Aggies however possible.

THE COOLEST PLACE TO PARTY ON CAMPUS IS…

Fraternity parties are debatably the best sources of entertainment (especially those that hire Nelly, Waka Flaka, Trinidad James, etc…), but the go-to weekend destination is undoubtedly the North Gate District. Conveniently located right across from campus, North Gate’s 145 acre span is home to dozens of bars, including the notorious Dixie Chicken.

THE MOST MEMORABLE THING I’VE DONE SINCE FRESHMAN YEAR IS…

My overall best and most meaningful memory since freshman year has got to be receiving my bid from Kappa Kappa Gamma and riding back to the house to meet my 280+ new sisters. I had no idea how much an organization can really become a family to its members, but Kappa has definitely provided me with a home away from home since day one.

I MAJOR IN…

I’m majoring in biomedical sciences and plan on completing the Biomedical Sciences International Certificate in Cultural Competency and Communication in Spanish, which would allow me to test bilingual. Upon receiving my undergraduate degree, I plan to attend medical school and eventually specialize in dermatology. The Spanish certification would benefit me as both an individual and as a medical school applicant because it would provide me with the ability to communicate with others that could otherwise not be reached. For example, this summer, I plan on traveling to Honduras for a medical mission trip, and being able to communicate with the native people will help tremendously.

OH YEAH, AND YOU SHOULD PROBABLY KNOW THAT…

I’m kind of an old soul (especially when it comes to music). My parents have always told me that I belong in their generation, and I don’t exactly disagree. I love Stephen King novels, intellectual conversations, and, tragically enough, I’m a morning person.

AT SCHOOL, I’M INVOLVED IN…

I have been involved in the Biomedical Sciences Association and plan to join the Pre-Medical Society, but the majority of my time is devoted to Kappa Kappa Gamma.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to visit Italy. There’s just something about the culture that appeals to me. White sand, great food, foreign accents…sign me up.

DESCRIBE YOUR LAST FRIDAY NIGHT.

This one is a bit atypical, BUT: I had a ridiculous exam schedule last week (including Calculus, Organic Chemistry, and Histology exams), so I was absolutely dead when Friday rolled around. I believe I ended up watching Dirty Dancing on Netflix, making brownies, and going to sleep early so I could be rested for our football game against Arkansas the next day.

(I’d also like to note that we BTHO Arkansas!)

WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE MISS COED 2016?

I’ve recently noticed an influx of intriguing COED articles in various social media newsfeeds that have practically forced me to read them. Also, COED published a write up about Kappa Kappa Gamma’s bid day video about a month ago that I can’t help but support.

IF YOU COULD GIVE OUR READERS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

STUDY. Do it. It’s worth it.

MISS COED FINALISTS