BackgroundInterview Date:December 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public charter school in Phoenixville, PA with a graduating class of about 75 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First-Generation College Student: Yes
Major: Economics – Finance concentration
Extracurricular Activities: I’m part of the SUN club for African-Americans and I work out.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
For me, constantly working out forced me to build a routine and schedule for myself. When you go to college you’re faced with a bunch of free time and you have a lot of choices of what you choose to do. Working out kept me grounded. SUN gave me the idea that I wasn’t alone. I go to a [predominantly White institution], so just to see other people like me on campus and to be around them and celebrate our heritage and culture was a good thing.