University of Texas at Austin
BackgroundInterview Date:May 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: African American/Black
Graduation Year: 2021
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
High School Experience: Private school in Houston, TX with a graduating class of about 170 students.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Chemical Engineering
Extracurricular Activities: I have a [leadership position] in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). I go to that conference every year, but I don’t participate in any extracurriculars other than that.
What impact has the National Society of Black Engineers had on your experience?
It definitely creates a community within UT because there are so many students and you can definitely feel like a number. There are only about 170 Black undergraduate engineers, and in some majors there is only one Black student, so it can really create a community for us.