University of Vermont
BackgroundInterview Date:August 2018
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Queer
Graduation Year: 2019
High School Experience: Public school outside of the New York suburban area with a graduating class of about 350 students. It was a mix of the poor urban populations, rural agricultural kids, and then you had the prep influence. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Environmental Studies
Minors: Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Extracurricular Activities: I’ve done a lot of work with student journalism, I’ve worked with the school newspaper and some environmental publications. I’ve done a couple of different activist organizing interest clubs. I’ve been involved in the arts community and I’ve done some service projects.
Have any of your extracurricular activities had a particularly big impact on your experience?
I would say that the political culture of UVM and student activism has really shaped my career direction. Also, the arts communities that I’ve been involved in have really tied me to a sense of ownership over this in my work and connected me to some really interesting people.