BackgroundInterview Date:January 2020
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Caucasian & Filipino
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public high school in Richland, Washington with a graduating class of about 500 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I was in a leadership program for sophomores, I’m part of the Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Club, and this year I’ve gotten more involved with our Filipino American Student Union, and last year I did an after-school community program at the elementary school. This year I started working with Dance for Parkinson’s.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Dance for Parkinson’s has become something bigger for me. I started volunteering because I dance throughout high school but didn’t know how much I wanted to continue that dance in my life. I found that dancing as community service was a good way to keep dance in my life without having to be in the ballet studio six days a week.