BackgroundInterview Date:November 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: I went to a public charter school in New Orleans with a graduating class of about 31 students. The focus of the program is to get students good scores to get into college. Most students at my high school attended at least one semester of college after graduation.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Political Science
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in multiple singing and music groups here, such as a jazz ensemble, and I have my own band. I’m on the Student Educational Policy Committee for the Political Science department, which is responsible for professor reviews and making sure the major as a community is cohabitating and building community. I’m a member of the debate team. I’m also involved in the Concerned Black Students Group.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I think the one that had the biggest impact on my experience was the jazz ensemble. Being from New Orleans and a music student at home, that was a chance to have this little bit of home comfort in a place that is starkly different from where I’m from.