BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public school outside of Chicago with a graduating class of about 850 students in the graduating class. There was somewhat of a culture of going to college. Community college was very encouraged because the high school was very diverse and had a lot of students from low-income backgrounds, including myself, and a lot of people went to school in-state.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Computer Science
Concentration: Concentration in American Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I’m involved in choir here through the Grinnell Singers. I’m involved in student government and have [held leadership positions in that]. I also work at the Information Technology desk.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Student Government for sure is my favorite thing I do on campus. It’s such a great way to stay informed and connect with students in a cool way. The thing I like about Student Government the most is that there are things I want to change about my Grinnell experience and Student Government is a really cool way to put those issues into action and actually do something about it and feel like I’m making a change for other students.
I like working for the Information Technology desk because it’s fun and I gained a lot of experience that is relevant to my Computer Science major. I’ve also been a musician my entire life so it’s nice to keep that interest outside of Computer Science and, of course, Grinnell really enforces that because they’re big on being involved in a lot of different things. That’s been essential to keeping me sane.