University of California, Santa Barbara
BackgroundInterview Date:October 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: All-boys college preparatory school in San Jose, CA with about 400 students in the graduating class. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I was in a pre-medical fraternity until I decided to stop being pre-med. It was a professional organization, but also a regular fraternity in a lot of ways. I volunteer at a hospital with an organization called Partners in Wellness.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
[My fraternity] had a big impact because it introduced me to my core group of friends. I was pre-med for a long time and being around those like-minded people is nice. Even after I decided to no longer be pre-med, we’re still close. Partners in Wellness also had a big impact because it’s a simple form of service you can perform and that always made me feel good and that medicine was something I want to do.