University of Chicago
BackgroundInterview Date:December 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Private school in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a graduating class of about 200 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Majors: Economics and Political Science double major
Extracurricular Activities: I’m an editor for The Gate, which is the political review on campus. I have been involved in that last year too. I’m also involved in Alpha Phi Omega, which is the community service on campus.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Both of them have. The Gate has given me an opportunity to stay informed about politics. It’s forced me to check the news and stay on top of that. It’s also helped me keep my writing skills in good shape. It’s also nice because it’s a close-knit group and we have meetings every week so I get to see them on a regular basis and talk about politics. It’s nice to have a group of people who are interested in what I’m interested in.
For Alpha Phi Omega, I decided to rush last spring. I did that because I missed doing community service, which I did a lot in high school. It’s a good opportunity to get off campus, give back to the community, and do something that’s totally apart from my everyday life. I also get to socialize with people who I wouldn’t have met otherwise.