On May 3rd was the big, fancy dinner for those going to Brown University. We went to the One Market Street Restaurant after meeting at BART. I confess I didn't know what to expect but when the 53 of us walked down the streets of San Francisco, I knew it was going to be an interesting night. We mingled for about a half hour before taking a group photo. Even before we got to the restaurant I knew we were going to have arranged seating (I'm sure Don noticed our buddy system!). It took me forever to find my seat but was pleased to share the table with my mom, Sarah Scott, one of my interviewers, Susan Champion, School District President, Madeline Kronenberg, my Brown chaperone, LaDonna Williams, and one of the investors, Gboyega Aladegami. They were a lot of fun to talk to and had many interesting conversations!
While we ate, Charles Ramsey, Madeline Kronenberg, and Brown cohorts made hilarious speeches that us laugh. All of the students going to Brown stood up and introduced themselves, followed by Brown cohorts and alumni. We had to state our name, school, and which program we would be in while attending Brown. When it was all over, we mingled one last time before getting back on BART to go home. I was surprised to find out the dinner lasted an amazing four hours! It seemed to fly by. I had so much fun that night and it was so great seeing everyone.