Wake Forest University Student Panel

Recorded Friday, September 25 at 11:00 PM

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School information

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Ask current Wake Forest students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Meet the panelists: Alondra, Pilar, Kiya

Alondra is a sophomore from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She is majoring in Health and Exercise Science on a pre-law track with minors in Public Health, Political Science, and Spanish. Alondra is involved with numerous mentoring and tutoring programs on campus, working particularly with POC in the Winston-Salem community. She is also passionate about creating change on campus and is in multiple student body committees. Outside of school, she enjoys playing her guitar, working out, and trying new foods!

Pilar is a sophomore at Wake Forest University. She is originally from Portland, Oregon but lived abroad in Brazil and Germany. She is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Politics and International Affairs with two minors in Psychology and Global Commerce Studies. She actively participates in Student Government at Wake Forest and is also a Resident Advisor. She is the President if intersectional feminist collective and is also part of a couple different working groups on campus. Outside of school she enjoys trying new foods, music, traveling, and hanging out with friends!

Kiya is a sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Communications with a minor in Spanish. Kiya is an active residential advisor for a first-year community, a supporter of the Black Student Alliance, and works on a team of athletic dieticians and nutritionists. Outside of school, she enjoys writing, spending time with her friends, and going to get smoothies.

School information

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
Your host

Undergrad College: University of Montana '10

Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Graduate College: Boston University, PhD

Work Experience: I got my PhD in history from Boston University in 2020. I have worked as a researcher and writer for a Boston-based policy center and am a freelance editor.

My Admissions Story: I remember the admissions process as a time to imagine possible futures (where to live? what to study? who to meet?), though am happy to report (as you can see from my bio) that few of those decisions were set in stone. So have fun and enjoy the ride!

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Kristen and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
13:01@hannahashleighc:What is something you wish you knew about Wake before you began attending?
15:11@lanat:Do most students stay on campus during their time off or are they off campus exploring?
16:41@anonymous:If you do have a car, what is the parking situation like? Is the parking free?
18:43@anonymous:What are the studying abroad options like? Where are they offered?
20:47@hannahashleighc:What is special about Wake’s political science program?
23:17@lanat:What are the class sizes?
28:25@anonymous:I know none of you have taken the pre-med track, but do any of you know anything about that particular route?
30:00@anonymous:Kiya I live in NC can you tell me the name of the minority student program you attended during high school?
38:08@lanat:Can you describe the culture of greek life?
40:20@ganton42:Do you consider Wake Forest to be a very competitive environment?
45:36@anonymous:So what are the extracurriculars like? What types of clubs, things to do, etc. are offered at Wake?


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