BackgroundInterview Date:November 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Hispanic and African American
Graduation Year: 2021
Sexual Orientation: Straight
High School Experience: Public high school in Philadelphia, PA with a graduating class of about 800 students. There was a culture of going to college
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Music Composition
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in a bunch of musical performance groups. I’m the Lehigh University Jazz Repertory Orchestra, The Lehigh Funk Band, two jazz combos, and I take a bunch of lessons.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
I’d say all of them have had an impact. I have fun playing in all the groups and playing music in general. They’ve helped me meet new people. Also, for prospective students, if someone doesn’t know if they’re good enough to play in one of the groups and they’re scared they can just join the marching band.