University of Southern California
BackgroundInterview Date:September 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: South Asian
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2022, entered in the spring of her freshman year
High School Experience: Private school in Dallas, TX with a graduating class of about 125 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Majors: Communications and Human Biology double major
Extracurricular Activities: Right now, I don’t participate in any extracurriculars at my college. However, I am involved in many programs and activities through my local mosque which work on both a local and national level. For example, I’m part of a marketing team for a global camp called Global Encounters that brings high school students from all over the world to go to camps that work on development, community, and becoming global citizens. I’m also part of a green initiative through the mosque that’s a national initiative.
What impact has your work with your mosque had on your college experience?
In terms of my experience at school, they’ve prepared me to be a better leader and a better speaker because they put me in those positions. When I’m at USC and I have to do different presentations, it doesn’t frighten me. It made my interactions in professional settings very calm. It also gave me a nice niche because it’s a community that a lot of USC students don’t have access to.