BackgroundInterview Date:January 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Graduation Year: 2020
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
High School Experience: IB school that was attached to a public high school in Birmingham, Alabama with a graduating class of 69 students, but there were 300 students in the graduating class including the high school. There was a strong culture of going to college in the IB program.
First Generation College Student: No
Majors: Double major Biomedical Engineering and Spanish. I’m on the pre-med track.
Extracurricular Activities: Spirit of Gold Marching Band, organized the Vanderbilt Marching Invitational for high school students, Pan-Hellenic Fraternity, Juggling and Physical Arts Club, Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science where we teach middle school students science lessons, and a leader for Alternative Winter Break.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
Alternative Winter Break, which is a week-long service trip, has more so than I thought it would. It showed me was service truly means and the different forms and different shapes that it can have. It helped me learn the kind of person that I want to be. You also go with eleven other members of the Vanderbilt community who you don’t know, and you form bonds with them during the trip. A big part of the trip is seeing what you have in common with the people you’re serving and also the people you’re serving with.