My name is Elena and I am from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a town called Paoli. I was looking to go to a big SEC school that had a strong apparel merchandising program. As soon as I visited Auburn I knew it was the place for me because I was welcomed by so many friendly faces. During rush I related to the girls in Pi Phi so well. They all were friendly, engaging, had a diverse range of interests and genuinely wanted to know about me. I love getting to know so many kind people who remind me of my friends from home. It is so exciting to make a new campus feel like home and go learn more about myself in an unfamiliar setting. I grew up with four brothers, so having sisters is something I am not used to but I am so thankful for the experience. I am looking forward to meeting life long friends and living on the hall which will allow me to spend so much time with the girls in my pledge class. My go to beauty product is sugar brand lip balm and I can not go a day without it. Two other things I couldn’t live without are my friends and sushi. Although auburn is so far away from home and different from everything I know, I would chose to go here all over again. So far it has been the best experience of my life!