BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black – Haitian American
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Private Catholic school in Douglasville, PA with a graduating class of about 100 students.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Extracurricular Activities: I’m on a committee in Student Government, I do a lot of STEM tutoring in the Chester area near Swarthmore, stem-focused camp tutoring over the summer, and I also work at the Black Cultural Center (BCC).
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Tutoring for Chester has been a rewarding and enlightening experience. It’s always great to help people who don’t necessarily have the resources or social capital that you do, especially people who look like you. It’s also frustrating because in the grand scheme of things it’s unfair that we live in this racial hierarchy. Working at the BCC has helped me integrate into Swarthmore and make friends with people of similar backgrounds. Student Government has been fine. It’s interesting to see how government and politics work on campus, and how messy that can get.