Rachel Burnett

Rachel Burnett

Number of quarters in CCL: 3

Why do you think it is important to study diversity and inclusion? 

Studying diversity and inclusion is important because people do not exist in a vacuum; we carry our identities with us wherever we go. By studying the bits and pieces that make us human, we can gain a better insight into those around us, whose experiences might be different from us. We can even learn more about ourselves and those like us too.

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA? 

It might sound cliché, but the first time I felt like I was truly a Bruin was during one of the first days of classes when I was walking down Bruin Walk and about four different people tried to hand me a flyer. Although people joke about the "assertiveness" of people who distribute flyers on Bruin Walk, it was exciting to see how passionate people were about their organizations, and that they recognized me as someone who goes here. It made me feel like I really belonged.