BackgroundInterview Date:April 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2018
High School Experience: Public school in California with a graduating class of about 700 students.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Concentration: Health and Human Biology
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of Health Leads, First-Gens at Brown, Questbridge, and the Vietnamese Student Association. I also work as a research assistant for the Safety Net Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Health Leads was really impactful for me because I want to go into a health-related field. Health Leads was helping patients mostly from low-income backgrounds access resources that are critical to their health like food and utilities. I joined the organization during the summer, so I stayed in Providence the summer after my first year to be a part of that and I continued the rest of the semester. That meant a lot to me and I think really defined my career path. I was also part of the Vietnamese Student Association and First-Gens, so my cultural groups and my affinity group, and I really sought out these different organizations to support me as I navigate Brown.