University of California, Los Angeles
BackgroundInterview Date:March 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Half Persian and Half White
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2022
High School Experience: Public school in Orange County, California with a graduating class of about 1,000 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I am on the board of the Undergraduate Mathematics Student Association (UMSA), which is the school’s main math club that is sponsored by the department. I am also in Iranian Student Group. We have culture shows and parties anytime there is an Iranian holiday.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The Iranian Student Group held a fashion show to support the Persian-American Cancer Institute and I was one of the models. That was a really new thing for me to do and was a big thing for my first year here. Also, UMSA helped me know what I’m going to be doing here my next four years because there are mentors who help you lay out your four-year plan, look into possible double majors, and that kind of stuff.