University of Georgia
BackgroundInterview Date:July 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Graduation Year: 2021
Sexual Orientation: Straight
High School Experience: Public school in Dalton, Georgia with a graduating class of about 500 students. Less than 30% left the town to go to college. Most people went to the local community college.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Majors: International Affairs and History
Minor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I volunteer at Oasis, a tutoring and mentor program for kids in elementary school. I’m on the executive board for the Hispanic Student Association. A Dawg Camp counselor who helps freshman adjust to UGA, and I’m an IMPACT site leader that leads alternative spring break service trips.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
Definitely Dawg Camp. In orientation, there are so many students that the culture feels brushed over, but I’ve met a lot of people through that. Going through it helped me not only understand what the UGA culture was, but helped me get acclimated as well. I’ve met a lot of my student mentors through this program as well.