BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Graduation Year: 2019
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
High School Experience: Private school in Baltimore, Maryland with a graduating class of about 90 students. The majority of students went to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Geosciences on the Nursing Pre-Health professions track
Extracurricular Activities: I’m an advanced EMT with the Skidmore College Emergency Medical Services. I’m also a member of Voices of Planned Parenthood, and I do research for credit and for pay on campus.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
Being part of EMS on campus has been important because it’s helped me find my path to medicine, and it really does help create a community of people for you to make your family with. It helps to create your social circle in a lot of ways.
How easy was it to get involved in the research?
One of my favorite things about Skidmore as a STEM student is that most people will be able to participate in research during their education. It was very easy for me to start. I started my sophomore year because I was approached by a professor who was looking for a Geoscience student with a background in Biology. I worked in a NASA funded lab for two years, and I wouldn’t have gotten that at other schools.