California Polytechnic State University
BackgroundInterview Date:March 2020
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2023
High School Experience: Public school in Half Moon Bay, CA with a graduating class of about 210 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Extracurricular Activities: I play intramural sports, I’m part of the Society of Women Engineers, I’m in the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the American Medical Student Association.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The Biomedical Engineering Society has because they have networking events where you get to meet professors and I think I’m going to get a research opportunity out of that. I’m speaking to the professor later this week. That’s also been helpful because the upperclassmen will tell you about which professors and classes to take. They hold a specific meeting for that. The AMSA does the same thing with helping us pick classes and they also provide a lot of information about medical school, which is nice because I want to go to medical school after graduation.