kyle

KYLE SOMERSALL

HOMETOWN:
Bronx, NY             
HIGH SCHOOL:
Riverdale Country School     
MAJOR:
Psychology and Sociology
STUDY ABROAD: 
Madrid, Spain                     
SENIOR
ESSAY:
I am writing a senior essay through the Sociology department on  the effects of tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular activities on student development.
ACTIVITIES:
For the past couple of years, I have been a member of the male student of color group, Invisible Men, as well as the Black student organization, Ujamaa. I tutor and mentor students at Woodrow Wilson middle school. I also cater for Bon Appétit and participate in intramural basketball.      
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
The summer after freshman year I interned in the OB/GYN office at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. I am currently developing an educational nonprofit, Candid which plans to address the cyclical abandonment of education in underprivileged communities by highlighting the connection between education and an individual’s passions/interests. I also am an affiliate of the New York-based ReeLife Music Group and assist with marketing and networking for the organization.         
FAVORITE
WESLEYAN
EXPERIENCE:
My favorite experience didn’t actually take place on campus but was a direct result of the opportunities available at Wes. I spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain my junior year. Along with improving my Spanish skills, I was able to appreciate a culture that was not my own. I was able see life activities done differently, which helped to open my mind and compelled me to question societal norms of American culture and Spanish culture.       
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

Wesleyan encourages and supports social entrepreneurship and engagement, so I hope to capitalize on the skills I’ve gained to develop programs that focus on addressing educational inequities. I’m also interested in writing or marketing for a music company or pursuing entertainment law.

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