Matt Rooks

What else are you involved in on campus?

Emory Climate Collaborative, Ampersand Literary Magazine

What is your favorite outdoor adventure sport? What has drawn you to this activity?

My favorite outdoor adventure sport would have to be whitewater kayaking. I really got into it mainly because of the hype around it but also the excitement and thrill I get from being in a boat in the water going through some exciting rapids.

How would you describe the A team community?

The community is very positive and welcoming. Everyone has a lot of differences, but we all share the same love and hype for outdoor adventure sports, and it brings us together. There’s a super amount of support and stoke within the team community. You’ll always have someone there to cheer you on.

What is your biggest accomplishment as an A team member?

My biggest accomplishment would be getting out of my comfort zone and into a positive mindset of pushing myself past my limits. It feels good to get out of my comfort zone with and around team members because everyone is so supportive.

What is your favorite local spot for outdoor adventure?

The South Fork of the Holston River has to be my favorite river spot near campus for some good boating and developing some major boating skills. It’s the river where I hit my first combat roll in a kayak, and it’s the first river I experienced in a play boat. 

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English Education