Rachel (Goldman) Alper

Current Affinity Liaison Chair and Past Career Chair

How long have you lived in DC (or the surrounding areas)?
About 5 years


Where was your favorite place to study on campus? 

First year-Harper Library

Second through Fourth Year-4th floor of the Reg


The Onion or the Washington Post?

Washington Post


Which is your favorite DC metro line (i.e., Green, Red, Blue)? 

Orange line


What activity would you recommend to those new to the city? 

The Cherry Blossom Festival in the Spring is beautiful and unique to DC.


What is the last book your read? 

I am currently reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


What is your favorite restaurant? 

Very hard question. In DC, I like Zaytinya and District Commons. The restaurant in the area that I am newly obsessed with is Hong Kong Pearl in Falls Church.


What was your favorite class?

Storytelling with David Smigelskis


Who was your favorite professor?

Larry McEnerney-He taught me how to write and that changed my life.


What is on your DC bucket list?

I am eating my way through the Washingtonian 100 Best Cheap Eats List, and I highly recommend it.


What would you add to the Scavenger Hunt list?

Road trip to DC;) Actually, I was a page captain my first year in college for Max Palevsky, and was even in the Scav Hunt Documentary. I am not sure I have better ideas for the Scav list than are actually there. It is always pretty impressive.