University of Florida
BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: A public school in Jacksonville, FL with a graduating class of about 330 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Public Health
Minor: Health Disparities
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in the Black Student Union, I work for GatorWell Health Promotion Services, and I intern at the Florida Alachua Health Department.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
My involvement with the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs has had the biggest impact on me. Going to the leadership program helped me understand the world, my identity, and how these interact with each other. The Black Student Union taught me leadership qualities and showed me the complications of how a social justice organization tries to exist in a very institutionalized system at the University of Florida. This makes things a lot harder, and [determines] what the BSU should or could be doing for Black students.