Mixed on Campus #9 – Sydney Foster

Name: Sydney Foster
Mix: Black & White
Major & Year: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity; Senior

Like tennis, K-dramas, dancing, and nature (amphibians, fungi, and rodents are my favorites)

Q: What do you wish more people knew about the mixed experience?

A: Being mixed does not make someone “less” of one of their races or cultures.

Q: What is your proudest moment?

A: Jumping in Mud Lake at UMBS. I always thought I hated swimming, so I never did it much. I’m happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and had a really memorable experience.

Q: What are you most anxious about right now?

A: The future. I am graduating in the fall then going on to a gap year. I’m just not super sure what’s in store for me, but I’m excited!

Q: What kind of person do you aspire to be?

A: I aspire to be someone known for their humility and individuality.

Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?

A: The most influential person in my life is myself. I make some decisions willy-nilly, but I think it prevents me from talking myself out of great opportunities.

Mixed on Campus was inspired by the Humans of New York project. The purpose of Mixed on Campus is to give a voice to this university’s mixed community and shed light on its members. Being mixed means to be multiracial, multiethnic, and/or a transnational adoptee. Through Mixed on Campus, mixed students have the opportunity to have their portrait drawn and share their experiences!

Alice Conner

Hi, I'm Alice Conner! I'm a 3rd-year undergraduate student majoring in Industrial & Operations Engineering. Digital art is one of my passions! My current project, Mixed on Campus, was inspired by the Humans of New York project. Through Mixed on Campus, I hope to give a voice to the University of Michigan's mixed community and shed light on its members. You can contact me at alicecon@umich.edu or find me on Instagram @aliceinside1drland :)

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