University of California at Berkeley
BackgroundInterview Date:March 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
First-Generation College Student: No
High School Experience: Public high school in Southern California with a graduating class of about 500 students. There was a culture of going to college.
Majors: Mathematics and Computer Science double major
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in a couple of computer science clubs and I’m a teaching assistant for one of the courses I took my freshman year, so I’m involved with the computer science teaching community.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
Teaching computer science is something that I didn’t really expect to have a very large impact but I feel like I’ve developed as both a teacher and a public speaker. Because computer science is one of those things that many of us don’t have experience with when we’re in middle school and high school, it’s not something that you know how to easily describe like a math problem.