University of Rochester
BackgroundInterview Date:July 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: East Asian, Chinese
Sexual Orientation: Queer, still figuring it out
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Private college preparatory international school in Hong Kong. It offered a ton of AP courses and was super competitive. It was one of the best schools in the region.
First Generation College Student: Sort of. My parents went to college in a very tumultuous political time in China, so they didn’t get their degree, but they are still well educated.
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Minor: Political Science, so far that’s the plan.
Extracurricular Activities: I play Club Rugby, I am in Women in Business, I’m on the debate team, and I’m on Mock Trial.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Yes, so debate and rugby and mock trial take a ton of time. On the weekends I’m either traveling for one of those three segments or I’ll be training for one of them. Also, the people you end up interacting with and participating in clubs with end up being your friends. Also, they introduce you to all sorts of activities on campus, like had I not met the rugby team, I probably wouldn’t have access to your traditional college social events.