Mary Clare DeReuil
UGA Engineering Ambassador
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
What you love about UGA Engineering: My professors know me as more than a student and are friendly faces in the hallways. In the same way, the student body is very close and supportive. I have never had trouble finding a study group or making friends in my classes here.
Favorite spot in Athens: Two Story Coffeehouse or Thai cuisine
Advice to yourself as a freshman: Meet as many people in your classes as you can. Engineering is tough, and these people will be your family here. Join as many clubs in and more importantly outside engineering as you have time for and "get your hands dirty" as an engineer as early as you can. Develop yourself as person, and don't let your major define you.
Favorite quote: "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." - John Muir