BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: East Asian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: International school in Shanghai, China with a graduating class of about 150 students. There was a culture of going to college in the United States.
First-Generation College Student: No
Major: Studio Art
Minors: Spanish and Educational Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I’ve had a couple of jobs in graphic design, but I quit and took up photography for the school instead. I’m peripherally involved with Asian and Southeast Asian affiliation groups. I’ve held a large-scale Lunar New Year celebration, and have been involved in Asian Heritage Month planning.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Graphic design work was definitely for fun but is also something on my resume. I did it for the Intercultural Center. That’s where I got the chance to connect with people that gave me resources on how to host a large-scale event, which is why I wanted to do a Lunar New Year celebration. I got to connect with a lot of different types of people. The Asian clubs host [events], for example, this weekend we went to East Coast Asian-American Student Conference (ECAASU). I was presenting a workshop there.