BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial: Asian and White
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2020
High School Experience: Public school in Los Angeles, CA with a graduating class of about 700 students in my graduating class. There was a culture of going to college.
First Generation College Student: No
Extracurricular Activities: I do a lot of volunteer service and I’m an active leader in the Christian community. The first year I volunteered with Ascend where we went to a local elementary school and tutored underachieving students. Sophomore year I was a tutor for the Center for Prison Education (CPE) and I went to a women’s correctional institute and helped them with written assignments. Now, [I have a leadership role] with the Foster Care Support Project (FCSP) where we connect student mentors with local foster children.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
All of them have in a unique and profound way. At the end of each year, if you asked me, I would say that the volunteering I did that year was the most significant thing I’ve done during my time at Wesleyan. Every new experience has given me a lot of perspective, helped me develop organizational and communication skills. Especially with CPE, my experience working with the staff and the incarcerated students helped inspire me in a way that I can’t fully describe.