BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Woman
Graduation Year: 2019
Sexual Orientation: Queer
High School Experience: Public high school in Darien, CT with a graduating class of about 330 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Minors: Playwriting and History double minor
Extracurricular Activities: I was involved in a pre-orientation program. I was on a theatre board, which is unique Northwestern. I was involved in Greek life. I was also involved in Dance Marathon, which is a philanthropic dance marathon.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
A pre-orientation program and my theatre board really shaped who I am and what I want to do specifically. Even though I am no longer interested in pursuing arts administration – I’m more of an actor and writer – being on that board has really given me the tools to understand what kind of art I’m interested in creating.
The pre-orientation program I was involved in at NU was a place where people prioritized relationships with one another and the importance of building relationships in college. I was surrounded by fellow student leaders who were genuinely looking out for other people, not just themselves. At schools like Northwestern where you sometimes find a bit more of a competitive environment in certain cases, it’s really nice to have this one week at the beginning of the year where people put others before themselves.