BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public school in Atlanta, Georgia with a graduating class of about 450 students. There wasn’t necessarily a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Studio Arts with a Concentration in Africana Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in the Black Student Organization (BSO), the Caribbean Student Association (CSA), I’m part of the Bard Barbers, and I’m currently working at Gilson [Place]. [Gilson Place was formerly called Grey Stone Cottage.]
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Working at the cottage has had an impact on my experience, along with being a leader in the BSO. Gilson is the new spot for people of color on campus, and it shows me there’s still a sense of community even away from home. That helps me with my personal experience on campus, and it has also introduced me to a lot of new people that I’ve never met before. BSO has given me the leadership I needed to be part of the campus. We do things that impact the campus like having cookouts where everyone can come.