University of Texas at Austin
BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Graduation Year: 2020
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
High School Experience: Public school in Spring, Texas with a graduating class of about 905 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Chemical Engineering
Extracurricular Activities: I’m active in the Society of Women Engineering (SWE) and Omega Chi Epsilon, which is the chemical engineering honors society. Outside of those, I do a lot of intramural sports.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
I’d say all of them have had an impact one way or another. SWE was the first organization I got heavily involved in when I came to campus. That has really helped me grow my friend group. Also, just by virtue of what the organization’s mission is, it has given me a lot of opportunities to make networking connections and find jobs. They have a national conference every year that I went to last year. It’s helped me grow my network outside of chemical engineering, and Omega Chi Epsilon has helped me grow my network within my major specifically.