BackgroundInterview Date:December 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Public school in Utica, NY with a graduating class of about 750 students. It was a really diverse school because there is a large refugee center in Utica. A lot of people went to community college and less than 25 students from my class left the state for college.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Physics with a concentration in Computer Science.
Extracurricular Activities: I’m pretty involved with the Club Baseball and I [hold a leadership position], I’ve been on the team since freshman year. Last year I also spent a lot of time with the Rocket Propulsion Group, which is a group that works with systems relating to rockets.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Both of them have. I spent a lot of time working on projects with the Rocket Propulsion Group, probably around 20-30 hours week. It helped me get an internship just from the work I was doing with them. This year, because I have [a high leadership position], the club baseball team takes up most of my time outside of classwork.