BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Private school in Minneapolis, MN with a graduating class of about 128 people. I went on scholarship. There was a culture of going to college at the high school.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Major: International Studies
Minors: Economics and International Development
Extracurricular Activities: The biggest one I do is I’m part of student government because I was just elected to a [higher up position]. I’m a Bonner scholar, which is a community service-based scholarship so I have work-studies outside of Macalester where we engage with community partners. I’m also on the alumni board.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
All of them have impacted me in different ways, but student government has had the biggest. It’s really cool to see the inner-workings of Macalester and see how staff and professionals at Macalester get things done. As a student, there are a lot of minor things that I appreciate and things that I think could be done better, so it’s really interesting to see the bureaucratic system of the school and see how I can help my community and classmates.