BackgroundInterview Date:December 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public school in Waltham, MA with a graduating class of about 450 students. There were a lot of AP and upper-level classes offered and for those students there was a culture of going to college, but there were also a lot of students that didn’t know English very well who were looking at 2-year schools and trade schools.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Majors: Double major in Managerial Economics with a concentration in International Business and Global Perspectives
Minor: Computer Information Systems
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a MOSAIC Ambassador, which means I am an orientation leader for the MOSAIC orientation which happens two and a half days before the regular orientation. I’m also in the Brazilian Student Association, I’m a tour guide, and I’m part of a business professional fraternity called Alpha Kappa Psi.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The MOSAIC experience has for sure. I knew I wanted to be part of orientation, and I think I get a lot more out of MOSAIC than I would regular orientation because it has more of a service component. The continuation of learning about how to value your ethnicity, race, gender, and all of that made me make much stronger connections. Also, being part of the professional fraternity has taught me so much. It’s helped me land internships and other opportunities on campus. I don’t think I would have had the confidence to become a tour guide or a MOSAIC ambassador if I didn’t go through the pledging process in the business fraternity.