BackgroundInterview Date:February 2020
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Private Catholic high school in Scottsdale, Arizona with a graduating class of about 200 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Majors: Criminology and Sociology double major
Minor: Visual Art
Extracurricular Activities: I’m an ambassador on campus, so I give tours. I’m also involved in the Ski and Snowboard Club, I take part in a lot of on-campus events, and I’m in the honors program.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Being a campus ambassador has had a big impact. I love the school and that gives me the opportunity to talk about it all the time, which is great. The honors program does as well. It’s a co-curricular and ties into my academics, but it’s also a cohort of people who I’ve become friends with. There are only about 30 people in the honors program, so we all know each other really well. It’s gotten to the point where we have really interesting discussions inside and outside of class at a level I wouldn’t be able to have with other people. We also do a lot of community building and activities. We also o on retreats once a semester.
Do you do research? If so, how easy was it to get involved in the research?
I took a research methods class for my major and the professor asked if this is something I wanted to peruse, and I said yes. There’s also a Center for Undergraduate Research where you can start a research project.