Greetings, WUrld

Hi everyone! My name is Cristina Cox and I’m a rising senior from Boca Raton, Florida. I’m in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Global Health and the Environment and minoring in Writing. The last three years at Wash U have been absolutely incredible and I feel so lucky to be a part of this community.

I’ve spent the last three years trying to make the most of all that Wash U has to offer by signing up for just about everything. I’m part of the Annika Rodriguez Scholars program which is a program based on leadership, academics, community service, and commitment to diversity. We get together as a group once every two weeks to discuss social justice issues affecting campus and the St. Louis community.

I am also involved in Greek Life, having served as a VP for my sorority last year and I currently serve as our chapter’s President. About 35% of undergraduates are involved in Greek life; it’s an incredibly porous system so there’s absolutely no pressure to join! Being a part of the Greek community has been one of my favorite things about Wash U because it’s given me the chance to meet some of my absolute best friends.

I’ve also served on the Executive Board for Dance Marathon, a 12 hour dance party that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network of St. Louis. Occasionally I like to dabble in the art of butter churning with WU Churn, Wash U’s premiere butter churning society. Yes, this is a real club with real students that make really good butter.

This summer I’m interning with the admissions office, which has been a great way to meet prospective students and given me an excuse to talk about Wash U 24/7. I can’t wait to spend the summer blogging about everything Wash U and St. Louis has to offer!