BackgroundInterview Date:January 2020
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public charter school in Los Angeles, California with a graduating class of about 850 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Majors: Journalism and International Relations double major
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a member of the school’s newspaper called the Gonzaga Bulletin, I’m on the Rugby Football Club, I’m part of Model United Nations, and I’m a member of the Black Student Union.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The Bulletin and rugby have the most. Through the Bulletin, I’ve learned so much about the field I want to go into. It allows me to experiment and practice getting out there and talking to people, learning how to structure your articles, and all the niche people skills not talked about in people skills. The people are super supportive and helpful.
Rugby is an amazing community. It’s a great team. I’ve never played rugby before so I’ve been learning on the fly, but they took me under their arms and showed me everything. The community is unlike anything I’ve experienced.