BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: South Asian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: International Baccalaureate (IB) High school in Bangalore, India with a graduating class of about 120 students. There was a culture of going to college in the U.S.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Chemistry with a Biochemistry Concentration
Extracurricular Activities: Mayuri (South Asian fusion dance team), member of the South Asian Society, and a peer tutor for chemistry.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
All of them are important to me, which is why I actually do them. I can’t think of any specific one that’s had a huge impact on me. Participating in clubs helps to make friends at big colleges, but because Haverford is so small, you know everyone in your graduating class pretty well. I think it’s common for people to make friends through Customs, which is a year-long orientation program for first-year students, where you live with the same group of people and are with them your entire orientation week.