New York University
BackgroundInterview Date:December 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Half Mexican/Half White
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public school in Seattle, WA. There was 450 in my graduating class. There is a strong culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: Greek Life, First-Year Abroad Program in London. [NYU sends more students abroad than any other American university.]
How has Greek Life impacted your experience so far?
It’s been really positive. Since I was abroad, I didn’t get that involved in many organizations or meet as many people during my freshman year. Greek life paired me with like-minded individuals and gave me a sense of community that NYU did not initially offer.
How was it blending back on campus after being abroad for a year?
It was fine for me because I’m a very adaptable person. It was just hard to get used to getting around. I know it was a little difficult for other people because living abroad makes that place your home. I think NYU could make this transition a bit better, but it’s okay.