Abhi Manivannan

Abhi Manivannan

Number of quarters in CCL: 3

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

Oppressive structures have historically led to the marginalization of people economically, politically, socially. In the short term, as long as we exist under these structures, research in the areas of diversity and inclusion can be important to minimizing disparities in resources and opportunities among these communities and encouraging greater empathy.

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA?

During my time at UCLA I have met many amazing people through organizations like Indus at UCLA and the Student Labor Advocacy Project. Their commitment to creating a more just and empathetic world has encouraged me in turn to more greatly question what I can do for the people around me, particularly through organizing.