Indiana University – Bloomington
BackgroundInterview Date:June 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: Normally I would graduate in May of 2019, but because I’m a member of the Indiana University Chinese Flagship, I’m required to graduate officially in May of 2020. In May of 2019, I will walk in the ceremony but I won’t be able to receive my diploma and all the paperwork until 2020. I will be in China, so when I come back is when I will on paper officially graduate.
High School Experience: Public high school in Indiana with a graduating class of about 330 students. You could tell that the students in the more AP/Honors courses would end up going to college, but for students that weren’t in those types of classes, it was up in the air whether they were going to college. Instead of going to college some went into the armed forces.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Minor: Chinese, through the program, and also Psychology
Extracurricular Activities: The flagship is kind of my main extracurricular activity. It’s a program all on its own, but they guide you and tell you what classes you need to take in order to facilitate the requirements to earn the minor in Chinese. I’m also part of a medical fraternity called Phi Delta Epsilon and we’re focused on keeping the IU community up to date on what’s going on in medicine. Phi Delta Epsilon fraternities are typically affiliated with a Miracle Network Hospital, ours is the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, so we’ll do philanthropic work and try to get the community to be aware of all the great things that hospital does for kids in need.