Loyola University New Orleans
BackgroundInterview Date:October 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Half Hispanic and Half African-American
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: I’m from New Orleans. I went to a private military academy in Algiers, LA with a graduating class of about 100 students. There was a culture of either going to college or going to the military there.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Biology – I’m on the pre-med track
Extracurricular Activities: I’m a member of a historically Black sorority, I’m part of the Health Professions Organization, I’m in the Honors Program, I’m in the Black Student Union, and I’m a Health Advocate on campus. I’m also doing undergraduate research right now.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I think being a health advocate has. It’s something that I started doing this year and you’re a middle ground to students in the university’s counseling center. It’s really cool to see a portion of what I want to do as a doctor but on a smaller scale with students.