Extracurriculars/Work-Study: Queer People of Color (QPoC) member, Concerned Black Students (CBS) member, Black Students in STEM (BSS) member, All Campus Events Student Safety (ACESS) staff member, Grinnell QuestBridge chapter Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC) representative, Student Government Association (SGA), multicultural recruitment intern in Office of Admission, 2020 men’s varsity track and field member
Research: Designed and conducted psychopharmological and chemogenetic experiments on lab rats for my advanced behavioral neuroscience course
Off-Campus Study: planned: IES Abroad Tokyo – Language & Culture, fall of 2022
Why I love Grinnell: Part of the reasons why Grinnell is so great is because of the people and the community. Every time I visited campus, I felt welcomed by everyone (“You are welcome here”), and people were always very friendly and polite to me. I consider Grinnell, Iowa to be my second home because of the close friendships I have forged here. Everyone bands together to celebrate events (hosted by different multicultural organizations) like Holi, Drag Show, International Dinner, Cultural Evening, and the list goes on. The people I have met and the community ties that I have make me proud to be a Grinnellian, and I cannot thank Grinnell enough for providing me with an amazing college experience.