Check out this profile, the latest in Lambda’s “Faces of Penn” series.
Here, we speak to Andre, a Junior studying Nursing and leader of the Queer Christian Fellowship, a new group on campus.
Andre Rosario, Penn junior in the Nursing school.
1. What activities do you involve yourself in on campus?
Queer Christian Fellowship, Harnwell College House as an RA, Penn Band, Organization of Student Nursing Research, Student Nurses at Penn
2. Describe your queer experience at Penn in 5 words.
Reflective, always changing, open, supported
3. What’s your favorite coffee spot near campus?
I do like the Starbucks under Commons when it’s not crowded, and I have a love-hate thing for Capogiro.
4. Thus far, what’s been the best part of the queer community at Penn?
Penn’s LGBT Center connects you to a lot of opportunities. Each year, they sponsor a few students to attend the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference, and I was able to go last year. Also, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program offers many thought-provoking classes that have made me see things in a different way.
5. What’s your favorite thing to do in Philly?
I enjoy walking around, looking through cool shops, and checking out different restaurants. Really, I like doing a lot of things as long as I don’t have to carry my bookbag with me like I usually have to do when I’m working around campus!