Courtney Gale

Hi everyone! I am a rising junior at Furman University double majoring in Applied Mathematics and Music! I’m from Maryville, Tennessee, which is near Knoxville in East Tennessee. After going to about 15 college visits and 3 music auditions, I realized that Furman was the place for me, mostly because I felt at home in the music department. Because getting a Bachelor of Arts in Music is very intensive the first two years at Furman, I feel like most of my Furman experience has been defined by my music. I am very excited to begin exploring the mathematical side of what Furman has to offer with this May Experience.

If someone would have told me in high school that I would be a math major in college, I would have never believed them. I found my love of math when I took AP Statistics my senior year of high school. Immediately, I dropped the idea of going into marketing and changed my focus to statistics. I am currently interested in learning more about Marketing Analytics, which would combine my love of statistics and marketing. I hope to one day have my job in statistics during the day and play in an orchestra at night.

Favorite Restaurants
I am pretty familiar with Disney World as I have been there about 6 times. In my most recent visit, I went to L’Artisan des Glaces in the France pavilion in Epcot where I had the most delicious sorbet I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to go back to try more flavors! One place I’d like to try is Tokyo Dining in Epcot because I recently tried sushi for the first time and really liked it. Also, I’ve been going to the Rainforest Cafe since I was a little kid, and I have fond memories of eating there on family members’ birthdays and getting a huge volcano brownie dessert to share.

Favorite Rides

I absolutely love fast paced rides that give you an adrenaline rush, which is probably why Tower of Terror is my favorite ride in the parks. I also am a big fan of The Twilight Zone so it’s cool to see that come to life. I also enjoy the Toy Story Midway Mania ride because Toy Story was one of my favorite movies as a child. Finally, the last time that I went to Disney, I rode Expedition Everest for the first time, and I can’t wait to ride it again!

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