How long were you in CCL? 6 quarters
Why do you think it is important to study diversity and inclusion?
I think it’s important because it affects us all. We all ARE diversity, we make up the rich, complex people of this world, and those differences between us should be celebrated. We are also responsible for inclusion, we help create the environment around us and can be the difference between a welcoming environment and a hostile one. We have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to make this world more inclusive for everyone.
Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA?
I feel connected to UCLA every time I meet and work with members of the CCL lab. The people in this lab have become more than just my friends; they’re like a little family for me here at UCLA. We have such robust conversations about current events on campus and on a national and global level, and these conversations often turn to research and how we would study these situations in the lab. It’s an inspiring environment, and I feel connected to each and every person in there who supports and encourages me.