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Tufts University

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Background

Interview Date:August 2018

Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Private school in Baltimore, MD with a graduating class of 93 students.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Sociology
Minors: Economics and Urban Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I am in the Concert Choir, it’s about 70 kids and meets twice a week. I do 180 Degrees Nonprofit Consulting, which is an international student volunteer consultancy group and Tufts has a branch. I am in the Men Against Sexual Assault Club. I [work with] the Tufts Wilderness Orientation. I also am part of the Tufts Dance Collective, so there are 15 or so student choreographed dances you apply to and each dance is like 25 people. You practice once a week and then at the end do two shows.

Did any of your extracurriculars have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The two I’d pick are the Wilderness Orientation and 180 Degrees. As a first year, I went on the Wilderness pre-orientation trip and I found that it was a really important part of my college experience coming from a small private school where I felt pretty grounded. Going into college with so many unknowns, I found that the wilderness program was a great way to enter college knowing a few familiar faces. Getting to know the eight other first years and two upperclassmen leaders was something really special for me. [Since joining,] I’ve found the people on staff are really wonderful and it feels like one big community.

180 Degrees was something I got into my freshman year. I had to apply to it, most clubs at Tufts you have to apply to and a lot of them are pretty selective. It was great because it opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. [It’s great] to be able to engage with a bunch of organizations and be able to make a tangible change. The coolest project I did was I got to work on the domestic marketing strategy of a clean-tech startup incubator or do data analysis of their current startups.

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