BackgroundInterview Date:January 2020
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Southeast Asian
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public high school in Spokane, Washington with a graduating class of about 500 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Business Administration
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of a student cultural club called the Asian American Union, I’m in a sorority, and I’m a mentor for the youth organization on and off-campus called Campus Kids (CCE).
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Gonzaga is a predominantly White institution, but through the different cultural clubs, they’ve brought together a lot of students who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It allows students who may not be recognized as the same identity find space on campus and talk about things they wouldn’t be able to talk about with other people.