James Madison University
BackgroundInterview Date:February 2020
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public high school in Northern Virginia with a graduating class of 550 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Major: Business Management – Concentration in Business Analysis and Consulting
Minors: Computer Information Systems & Sports Communication double minor
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of the Student Government, I’m an intern with our athletic communications where I do statistical analysis, and I’m in a professional business fraternity.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The Student Government has. We have the class counsel that plans fun events for the different classes, but at the same time there are eight committees ranging from academic affairs to university services to finance and we do a lot of great work. For example, on the finance committee, we’re granted about $80,000 per semester to give out to student clubs and organizations for events such as going to conferences or bringing in a speaker. The Student Government really opened my eyes to the inner workings of a university and all the things they could be doing, are doing, or not doing. I take great pride in advocating for my fellow students to make our JMU experience better.