BackgroundInterview Date:December 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Asian-American and Latinx
Graduation Year: 2021
Sexual Orientation: Straight
High School Experience: Private high school in New York, New York with a graduating class of about 200 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Neuroscience – On the pre-medical track
Minor: Public Health
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a student-athlete. I’m part of the Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS), I’m part of a scholarship program called Bonner, I do a lot of work at a local hospital, I’m part of Earlham’s internal review board, and I’m a research assistant for a psychology lab.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
They all have. I do a lot of stuff and part of that is motivated by being a pre-med. I do think all of them are pretty big aspects of why I like being at Earlham. In terms of my scholarship program, you enter your freshman year with a cohort of fifteen people, and those fifteen other people have to go through the same sort of struggle that you do to handle school, their extracurricular activities, and doing the 10 hours of service per week. We have a pretty tight-knit community there. It’s helped me make a lot of friends. Through my work at the hospital, I really solidified that pre-health is what I want to do. A lot of the other things have been resume builders, but there is also a way for me to get my hands dirty into something I didn’t think I’d be able to do. Being part of the internal review board allowed me to be part of ethnical discussions other undergraduates wouldn’t be able to participate in.