BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: East Asian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Private school in the San Francisco Bay Area with a graduating class of about 60 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of a few Asian clubs like the Korean American Student Association (KASA) and the Chinese Culture Club. I also work for the Vantuna Research Group (VRG).
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Working in the VRG has helped me find my interest in Biology because I’m gaining more experience in what it’s like to do data entry and other simple tasks. It’s close to what I’m doing with my teacher.
How easy was it to get involved in the research you do?
Not too hard, I didn’t need any prior experience to join. I got involved by going to the first meeting and emailing the director.