BackgroundInterview Date:December 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Graduation Year: 2020
Sexual Orientation: Straight
High School Experience: Public high school in Norfolk, Massachusetts with a graduating class of 360 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Major: Computer Engineering
Minor: Mechanical Engineering
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in a sorority, I did undergraduate research, and I’m in an engineering club.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The sorority consumes a lot of my time. I was also in a lab a lot over the summer, so when I wasn’t in classes or at home, I was in there. It’s cool to do academic stuff that isn’t Northeastern related.
How easy was it to get involved in undergraduate research?
It’s pretty easy. I just emailed one of my professors and he gave me a list of projects he had in his lab. He assigned me a mechanical engineering lab, but a computer engineering lab is easier to get into because you can apply directly to your professors and there is also a major-wide forum that you can fill out to get involved. They also have major-wide forms you can fill out to do research in the mechanical program.