BackgroundInterview Date:October 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public school in Champaign, IL with a graduating class of about 400 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Majors: Political Science and Sociology double major
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a student-athlete, I’m a McNair Scholar, I have a [leadership position] in the Black Student Union (BSU), I serve on the academic senate, and I’m a student representative on the board of trustees.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
[Having this leadership position] in the BSU has taught me a lot of leadership skills. It’s given me a lot of opportunities to talk with different people and to just do things on campus. Serving the board of trustees allows me to talk higher up people, and give them my opinion on decisions. Although I can’t technically vote, I can let them know the students’ perspectives. I’m also a McNair Scholar which helps me develop my research and what I want to do for graduate school.