BackgroundInterview Date:October 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: South Asian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public charter school in Arkansas with a graduating class of about 500 students. There was a culture of going to college. I’m from a small town outside of Memphis.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BCMB) – on the pre-med track
Minor: Spanish – I’m thinking about doing a double major with it, though.
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a part of the H.E.A.T. Ambassadors where we give tours to prospective students. I’m part of the Volunteer Action Committee, the Biochemistry Molecular Biology club, and Friends of India. I’m also a Murphy Scholar, which is a language and literature intensive co-curricular program.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
Through both the Volunteer Action Committee and Murphy Scholars I get to do volunteer and service activities around Conway. Those have been a big part of me getting involved in the community and find my role on the college campus. Friends of India has played an important part too because I get to organize all of the events with the executive team and help bring Indian culture to campus.