An Interview On
Union College

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Background

Interview Date:May 2019

Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: African-American
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2019
Sexual Orientation: Straight
High School Experience: Public high school in Boston, MA with a graduating class of about 300 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Majors: Psychology & Sociology
Minor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of the Black Student Union (BSU), the African Student Association, the Step team, and the Gospel Choir. I played [a varsity sport] my freshman and sophomore year, and I played Club Rugby until my junior year.

Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Both [of my sports] created a new group with friends from different cultures that I haven’t been exposed to before.  It’s not something that all of my friends did, but it didn’t have a crazy big impact on my college experience. Being a part of the BSU had a big impact on me. It was a place where I was able to talk about my cultural experiences with a bunch of other people who had similar experiences. I’ve never been to a predominantly White institution, so coming in freshman year and hearing the experiences of upperclassmen and having their support meant a lot. [About 72% of students are White.]

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