College of the Holy Cross
BackgroundInterview Date:December 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Private high school outside of Boston, MA with about 200 students in the graduating class. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Major: Biology on a Pre-Med Track
Extracurricular Activities: I’m on the Club Baseball team, I’m a Microbiology Teaching Assistant, and I help co-run a non-profit sports organization that teaches students of all ages how to play baseball.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
I think the non-profit organization definitely did because I like helping people. Being pre-med has changed my life, I have a lack of free time, but also a greater understanding of what I want to do. A lot of students come in pre-med and end up dropping out. Staying pre-med throughout these four years of college makes me know I want to become a doctor. I may sacrifice a little bit of sleep, but at least I know where I’m heading.