Johns Hopkins University
BackgroundInterview Date:Winter 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Bengali or South Asian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: December 2018
High School Experience: Public school in Alexandria, VA with a graduating class of about 550 students. About 70% of students went to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a teaching assistant, I’m a gender violence prevention trainer, I’m in the professional co-ed engineering fraternity Theta Tau, I’m in the South-Asian acapella group Kranti, I’m a mentor for a refugee family in Baltimore, I’m in the Bangladeshi Student Organization, and I do research in a lab on campus.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Kranti has had an impact because at first, we were pretty bad but we’ve improved a lot over the past four years, and now we’re competing and releasing albums on Spotify. Gender violence training and mentoring the refugee family are both very emotionally rewarding and makes me feel that I’m making a difference in the community.