BackgroundInterview Date:July 2017
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
First-Generation College Student: No
Graduation Year: 2018
High School Experience: Private school in Baltimore, MD with a graduating class of about 100 students. There was a culture of going to college.
Concentrations: I’m a double concentrator with International Relations and Slavic Studies with Russian Language. International Relations has two tracks: Political Economy and Security and Society. I’m more into international politics, so I do Security and Society. I did Slavic Studies with Russian Language because the upper-level courses have to do with Russia and Russian politics.
Extracurricular Activities: I volunteer with Safe House, which is a volunteer shelter for women who suffer from domestic violence. I had to do training in order to work there. A lot of what I do is be on the phone with people who want to stay at the shelter. I’m part of the Student Language Exchange where I work to set up classes in languages that would not normally be taught at Brown, such as Malay and Swahili. I’m was also in Brown Elementary After School Mentoring (BEAM) where I go to an elementary school in a low-income neighborhood and teach an after-school club. It’s exhausting but fun. I eventually stopped doing it.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Safe House had a really big impact on my college experience because I am now thinking about doing human rights law after graduation because of it.