Carnegie Mellon University
BackgroundInterview Date:December 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Graduation Year: 2020
Sexual Orientation: Straight
High School Experience: Public school in Rockville, MD with a graduating class of about 530 students. There was a culture of going to college
First Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Neuroscience with a concentration in Computational Neuroscience. I’m on the pre-med track.
Minor: Biomedical Engineering
Extracurricular Activities: I work [on the leadership team] for Spring Carnival, I’m in a community service fraternity, I dance with a K-Pop dance group, and I’m on the Neuroscience Student Association Council.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
Greek life has because it’s a way to meet a variety of people from other majors. Our school can be pretty divided between the six big departments, so being in Greek life allowed me to meet more people beyond Biology and Math. I have friends from all of the departments now.