BackgroundInterview Date:May 2020
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public high school in North Carolina with a graduating class of about 700 students. There was a culture of going to college
First-Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I’m on the Student Activities Board, in the Psychology Club, the Film Club, and I have a job on campus. This summer I’m doing undergraduate research.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The Student Activities Board has had a huge impact. It’s been a great way to meet upperclassmen and get advice from them. It has forced me to work on my interpersonal and professional skills.
How easy was it to get involved in the research?
I knew I wanted to get involved, and I’m interested in going to professional school after college, and research is big for those applications. I talked to my academic advisor about it and we figured it out and now I’m working in his research lab this summer.