BackgroundInterview Date:January 2020
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: African-American & White
Graduation Year: 2020
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
High School Experience: Public high school in Bloomington, IN with a graduating class of about 200 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Minor: Public Health
Extracurricular Activities: I played a [varsity sport] my freshman and sophomore year until we had a coaching staff change, so I no longer play. I [have a leadership position] in [the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students] (MAPS), which is a group for minority students interested in medicine. I’m a member of the Health Club, I work for the Center for Global Health, I work in the Admissions Office, and I’m also a McNair Scholar.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
Working for the Center for Global Health has had a big impact. It started off as me going there for advice to see the career coaches. Through them, I got a really good research internship this past summer. I wanted to work to help other students have the same opportunities I did because as a first-generation student I didn’t think that was something that was even plausible for me to ever get.