University of Notre Dame
BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: East Asian
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Public school in West Lafayette, Indiana with a graduating class of about 160 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I am very involved in my residence hall, I am involved in a Christian group called Iron Sharpens Iron, and I also play in the Notre Dame Tennis Club
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
My residence hall and Iron Sharpens Iron have been integral to my experience. At Notre Dame, there is a very specific residential life mission. We don’t have fraternities or sororities here but the residence halls are single-sex and they have that community vibe where you get really close with the guys in your hall and it’s a mix of freshmen through seniors. There’s a resident assistant in each section who is not only in charge of enforcing policy but also fostering a community among the guys in the section. There are a lot of bonds that form through the residence halls at Notre Dame and a lot of my closest friends come from that.
The Iron Sharpens Iron group is where I’ve developed a lot of my faith through the things that we do. A lot of my other close friends are in that group as well.