BackgroundInterview Date:October 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public charter school in West Helena, AR with a graduating class of about 30 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of the on-campus bible study, Students for Black Culture (SBC) and I’m part of Student Outreach Alternative Resources (SOAR). With SOAR, we are mentors to first-generation college students and homesick students. We also give alternative events every Saturday for people who don’t like the party scene.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
SOAR has because we really help people. It helps you reach out beyond the people you normally talk to and really connect with people on campus who wouldn’t approach you in an open, everyday setting.