University of Vermont
BackgroundInterview Date:July 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Graduation Year: 2021
Sexual Orientation: Straight
High School Experience: Public School in the suburbs of Chicago, IL with about 600 students in my graduating class. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: No
Major: Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering is really specific and it’s an intense major.
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of Generation Outreach and I’m also in VIA-AFECT. For Generation Outreach, we go to homes with people who have Alzheimer’s or Dementia and we play songs with them and interact, so they have activities going on throughout the day. For club AFECT, we go to Church Street and play with little kids at a homeless shelter while their parents are trying to get back on their feet. We entertain the kids while they’re gone. I’m also part of Inter-Residents Association, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and UVM Eco-Reps.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
It has helped balance my schoolwork and my mental health because I like to keep busy and in college it’s hard because there are no parents telling you what to do all the time. It helped me continue to do positive things in my free time but also keep me on track to complete other tasks.