BackgroundInterview Date:December 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public high school in Fairfield, IL with about 400 students in the graduating class. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Major: Biology – pre-veterinarian track
Minor: Environmental Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a resident assistant, I’m a writing tutor, I intern at a local veterinarian office, I do various volunteer work on campus, and perform in a dance company. I’m involved in TRIO, which helps students learn more about the college process, and I’m in various sustainability organizations.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
I’ve gained a lot of strong friendships through these experiences, as well as a new perspective that I might now have considered otherwise. I’ve been in many leadership positions in these organizations, so they’ve all taught me valuable personal skills as well as forming how I see the world. Our school is all about hands-on experience, so that’s been really important in my development.