BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public school in Cambridge, MA with a graduating class of about 800 students. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Majors: Political Science and Psychology double major
Extracurricular Activities: I sing in an a capella group, I’m part of an activist group called Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, and I’m a Student Fellow which is kind of like being an R.A.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
My acapella group is a really nice community. It’s really nice to have a place to do music on campus with a group of women who I admire.
Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson works on immigrant issues and low-income issues and other stuff in the community, and that has had a big impact on the way I interact with the community around Vassar.
Being a Student Fellow is huge and a lot of sophomores do it at Vassar. You get paid, you get a single room, and you are also in charge of 10-12 first-years. You’re basically a live-in support system, it’s not disciplinary, and that’s been a big thing for me this year.