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Christian Candler

Name: Christian Candler
Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Neuroscience/International Business 
Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Why did you choose Belmont?
I chose Belmont because of the community atmosphere. As soon as I stepped on campus for the first time, I felt at home.

Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide?
Being a tour guide is something that I always aspired to be. I became friends with the person that gave me my tour here at Belmont, and I wanted to give that same experience to others when they came to visit.

What is your favorite on-campus event?
Fall Follies no doubt!! The actors and actresses always put on a fantastic show. It brings the whole school together for a night full of comedy!

What is your favorite movie?
This question is tough! I have about three that I could put here, but I think Interstellar probably tops the list.

What is your favorite song & artist/band?
Another really hard question! My go-to song that I don’t think I would ever get tired of is probably Lovers in Rome by The Shadowboxers. Everyone should listen to it! My favorite artist has to be The Lumineers.

What would you want to be your last meal on earth?
I’d go all out with a three course meal consisting of Mozzarella sticks as an appetizer, Pasta Carbonara for my main course, and cinnamon ice cream to top it off.

What is your favorite Nashville experience?
The whole concert scene is incredible. From the free concert series in the fall called “Live on the Green,” to being able to go to a show literally every night; it’s impossible to get bored.

What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont?
My dream career is to be a researcher on how memory works in the brain. How memory works is almost uncharted territory that we don’t know a whole lot about, and could pave the way for advancements in areas like Alzheimer’s.

What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why?
My Human Anatomy & Physiology class was phenomenal. There was always something interesting to look at when we walked into class, and we even got the opportunity to study cadavers a few times at Belmont’s own Cadaver Lab!

If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17 year old you, what would you say?
I would tell myself to not be intimidated by my college professors. I was scared to approach them when I arrived my freshmen year, and once I learned how friendly and willing to help they are, my experience got a whole lot better.