BackgroundInterview Date:March 2020
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Mixed: Black and Asian
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public vocational high school in Southern New Jersey where I majored in theatre. There was a culture of going to college
First-Generation College Student: No
Majors: Political Science and Theatre double major
Extracurricular Activities: I [have a leadership position] in the Men of Color Network, which is an affinity group housed in the Office of Multicultural Life, and the Emerging Leaders group. I’m a Student Government Representative, I’m a tour guide, I’m a residential adviser, and I’m a student conduct advisor. I also act in a lot of the shows at Muhlenberg.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
I would argue that all of them had. It’s been great to be part of the Men of Color Network, especially in a leadership role. The affinity groups at Muhlenberg, which are housed in the Office of Multicultural Life, really give life and diversity to the office and it makes it more of a support system than just a building. Being a tour guide is always rewarding as well because representation does matter. I get to interact with dozens of families every semester, be the first face that they see, and can give them an honest and frank answer of why to go to Muhlenberg. Being a residential adviser, I look after first-years and that has been more rewarding than I ever could have dreamt it would be.