An Interview On
Bates College

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Interview Date:January 2019

Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Private school in San Francisco with a graduating class of about 78 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Environmental Studies with a concentration in Ecology and Earth Systems
Minor: Educational Studies and Religious Studies double minor
Extracurricular Activities: I [have a leadership position] in the Feminist Collective, I am a trip leader for the Annual Entering Students Orientation Program (AESOP), and I’m a research assistant.

Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Yes. Leading AESOP and the Feminist Collective has had a big influence on my Bates experience. AESOP is awesome because there are about 150 trip leaders and we all get to come to Bates over a week early. That was a fun culture to be at Bates early with a bunch of people who really liked the outdoors and wanted to lead trips and stuff. Through that, I met a lot of the trip leaders and met a lot of the freshmen who I wouldn’t otherwise know.

Feminist Collective has been a nice thing to keep me motivated that’s academic but not academic. Because I’m not on any sports teams, it’s a nice thing to fill my day.

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