BackgroundInterview Date:September 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: South Asian
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public school in Houston, Texas with a graduating class of about 1,200 students. There was a culture of going to college there.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Public Health on a pre-med track
Minor: Business Administration
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in the Indian Subcontinent Student Association and the American Medical Women’s Association.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
The Indian Subcontinent Student Association did because growing up I wasn’t around people of my culture because of the area I lived in. It was a big culture shock getting to meet people who eat and speak like me. As for the American Medical Women’s Association, it felt good to see so many different diverse women in healthcare, and how women are changing the healthcare system which I didn’t think was as advanced as it currently is.