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McKenna Trapheagan

BSBA ‘24
Class Year:

Hometown: Cartersville, GA 

What's something on your bucket list? 

I want to run a marathon on every continent. 

What actor would you cast to play yourself in a movie about yourself and why? 

I would cast Emma Stone because she stars in my all-time favorite movie, La La Land, and I think she’s incredibly talented. 

What's your favorite place you've traveled to and why?  

Pieve di Cadore, Italy is my favorite place I’ve ever travelled to because I got to hike parts of the Dolomites. I’ve never been in a place so beautiful and peaceful before. 

Favorite family tradition: 

Visiting my grandma in south Florida every New Years is among my favorite family traditions. I love visiting the beach in the winter because I’m not one for the heat (though Florida is still warm in January).   

What is your proudest accomplishment? 

My proudest accomplishment is earning a spot on the Georgia Tech Cross Country and Track & Field team and having the opportunity to represent GT athletically. I know my 12-year-old self wouldn’t be able to believe where I am now at 20. 

What did you want to be when you were small?  

I wanted to be an actress. 

My latest book recommendation: 

“First We Make the Beast Beautiful” by Sarah Wilson. I am a huge advocate for normalizing conversations about mental health, so I instantly fell in love with this book over the summer. It’s a genuine, raw journey through anxiety that makes you feel heard, seen, and understood. 

My life story in exactly one sentence:  

This is not what I expected, though it is what I am embracing. 

My favorite restaurant in Atlanta:  

Talat Market has the freshest Thai food and best restaurant aesthetic! 

My favorite comfort food or family recipe:  

Peach cobbler 

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