Bianca Marconcini

Bianca Marconcini

Number of quarters in CCL: 3

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

Ironically, despite globalization, this country is becoming increasingly demographically segregated and ideologically polarized, thus creating multiple subcultures of people that have triggered forms of intergroup clash. By studying diversity and inclusion, it is possible to find solutions to these conflicts without forcing restrictive cultural homogenization onto people in order to ultimately foster celebration of peoples' differences.

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA? 

Working in this lab and meeting every week to collaborate and share the learning experience with a small group of people has been a special experience of feeling socially connected for me at UCLA. I have met and sparked friendships with some of the most interesting and motivated people I know at UCLA by being a research assistant for CCL.