BackgroundInterview Date:Fall 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Private international school in Hong Kong with a graduating class of about 110 students.
First Generation College Student: My sister went to college in the USA, but other than that, yes.
Major: Environmental Analysis
Extracurricular Activities: I dance with Claremont Colleges’ Ballroom Dance Company (CCBDC). I taught for A Cleaner Tomorrow, which is an environmental education club, and we each environmental education and environmental science curriculum to sixth graders. I’m part of the Robert Redford Conservancy as a fellow, and we host events that are environmentally related and host guest speakers and have film screenings.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I made a lot of friends through CCBDC, and I was able to make friends across the five colleges through it. We throw on a big show in the spring so you feel like you are part of something bigger. The Robert Redford Conservancy is more formal because there is a space for it north of the colleges so students can go there for classes and also just hang out. There’s a board where you can network and make connections, and the director is really great at fostering a space where students can create events. Also, the Conservancy does a good job of inviting speakers from further places outside of California.