BackgroundInterview Date:September 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Half Mexican and Half Black
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public charter school in southwest Philadelphia, PA with a graduating class of about 80 students. Most of the students there were students of color. There was a strong push for us to go to college, so there was a culture of going to college
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Architecture and I might double major in business
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of the Black Student Union, the Latino Student Alliance, First, which is a first-generation club, and the Real Estate Club.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
It’s hard to approach somebody and start a conversation, but whenever you’re all willingly put in a room together it’s nice because we get to meet each other. Those clubs also offer a lot of opportunities for moving into the workforce.