BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Public school outside of Northern Virginia with a graduating class of about 200 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Psychology – with a concentration in Neuroscience
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of the Latinx student organization. I’m also part of a few committees, including the student Technology and the Student-Staff Council, which is the middleman between students and professional staff. Aside from that, kickboxing is big on campus, and I play the violin in the orchestra.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I think the Student-Staff Council has made a really big impact on my experience. As a first-generation college student and as a person of color, I felt like my voice wasn’t heard very much through college. Being part of it has allowed me to have bigger conversations advocating for students like and not like me. I can actually make real change within the college because I’m able to have these conversations with professional staff who can make bigger changes in policy.