Q: What is your hometown and what is your major? Do you live in a residence hall or off campus?
A: I was born and raised in the “City of Angels,” Los Angeles, California. Currently, I am an undecided business major but thinking about going into the five-year program for finance and accounting. I have the awesome opportunity to live in Monroe Hall on Mo-11 and have been able to make a lot of friends.
Q: How do you find ways to create community around campus?
A: Being that we are in a global pandemic, it has been a little difficult finding ways to connect with new people on campus. However, I have found ways to create community by engaging in the services and activities provided for us on and around campus. Some of these activities include Wednesdays with the O (The Office of Multicultural Affairs).
Q: What extracurricular activities have you been involved in on campus? Did you seek out activities that are physically distant?
A: Some extracurricular activities I participate in are daily workout classes with friends. While we are all spread out, still working out in the vicinity of others is more motivating than just alone. I have also been attending weekly bible study with Reformed University Fellowship at Tulane (RUF), to which I was invited by a friend.
Q: What is your ratio of in-person classes to online classes? How do you stay organized?
A: I have six classes in total. I have three fully in person, one (that is) half in-person and half online, and two fully virtual. Staying organized is no easy task in general, but I have been using my planner and calendar to remind me of due dates and upcoming assignments.
Q: How do you de-stress now, during pandemic?
A: There are a lot of things to stress about during this pandemic and school. Things I do to take my mind off things include going on runs, playing video games with friends, watching sports or vibing out to some music. In addition, it never hurts to get a nice meal to go with any of these activities.
Interview by Audrey Watford