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Simone Charley-Soccer and Track & Field

Posted by on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Simone Charley
Soccer and Track & Field
Major: Undeclared

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose to attend Vanderbilt because it is the best of both worlds. I am able to receive a quality education while competing in one of the toughest conferences in the United States. 

What are your career goals?
I would like to be a forensic psychologist. My ultimate goal would be to work with organizations like the Innocence Project to exonerate the many innocent people behind bars.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
In order to be academically successful, you have to manage your time well. With so many things going on such as practices, games, and homework, it is imperative that you plan ahead and use your time wisely.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I use my planner A LOT. I write down all of my homework and tests in my planner as well as my game/meet schedule so that I can plan ahead. This way, I know when I need to get things done ahead of time or if there are any conflicts. 

What is your ritual before taking a test?
I usually begin studying a couple of days before the test. Then I wake up the morning of the test and review my notes. Right before the test I usually say a quick prayer.

What is your favorite quote?
If Christ is not valued above all, Christ is not valued at all.