BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latina – but I’m White passing
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public school in Waukegan, IL with a graduating class of about 1,000 students. There was a mix of students who join the military, go to community college, and go to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in Dance Production, I participate in a lot of different dance clubs, and take dance classes.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I think taking the dance classes the school has to offer makes the experience much more enjoyable. I’ll be really stressed and then go to dance class and after I’ll feel better. Being in Dance Production is really fun because I get to meet new people and it has classes that are mostly hip hop which push me out of my comfort zone because I’m not a good hip hop dancer. It’s fun to be a part of it and experience something new.