BackgroundInterview Date:July 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Graduation Year: 2021
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
High School Experience: Private Catholic school in Chicago, IL with a graduating class of about 300 people. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: My biggest extracurricular is I’m on the school paper, The Crimson. I’m also involved in College Democrats.
In what ways did being a member of the school newspaper impact your experience?
The paper is where a lot of my social life is and a lot of my friends are. It’s also where I’m professionally fulfilled and intellectually fulfilled. I know a lot of people at Harvard who are in clubs that are either very socially fulfilling or professionally fulfilling, and there are clubs that do both. I think the paper is one of the biggest [that does both]. Model UN and Model Congress are like that as well. If you really dedicate yourself to one, like I spent a lot of time with the paper this year, you can get a really good feel for the people and the process and the work that goes into maintaining it.