BackgroundInterview Date:May 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2018
High School Experience: Private school in Baltimore, MD with about 100 students in my class
Major: English with a Creative Writing concentration
Extracurricular Activities: I worked on the newspaper, The Kenyon Collegian, and worked on the Kenyon Review, which is the literary journal on campus.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
I would say the newspaper and the Kenyon Review had the biggest impact. I did both of those things in high school, but at Kenyon they were really transformative experiences for me. The newspaper is a weekly publication so it requires a lot of time and energy for all the roles I held when I was there. It taught me a lot of writing and editing outside of the classroom and introduced me to a lot of people on campus because I was interviewing people all the time and I would say it really improved my people skills by working with the staff and interviewing people.
The Kenyon Review was also good because I had heard of the Kenyon Review before I went to Kenyon because they’re a pretty famous literary journal. So, it was really exciting to be able to read submissions for them and give feedback to the editors. It’s nice because they have a pretty robust associates program, and, even though that’s unpaid, you can apply later to be an intern which is paid. So, I did social media for them later in that role.