University of Georgia
BackgroundInterview Date:January 2019
Gender Identity: Non-Binary
Race/Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual Orientation: Queer
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Charter school focused on STEM in Lawrenceville, GA with a graduating class of about 100 students. It consisted mostly of students from lower income backgrounds. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Genetics – on the pre-med track
Extracurricular Activities: I do some political activism and do martial arts. I don’t do either through Georgia, I stumbled into them on accident. At Georgia, I am involved with the Lambda Alliance, IMPACT-UGA, and Students for Justice in Palestine. I try to be involved in diversity and multicultural events.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
The majority of my friends come from political activism. I also just had a really good experience doing martial arts. Activism has exposed me to a lot of issues at UGA and in Athens. By going out by myself and looking for these opportunities, I have found really good spots that helped me grow.