Chiagoziem Ivy Okonkwo

Chiagoziem Ivy Okonkwo

Number of quarters in CCL: 6

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

I think it’s important to study diversity and inclusion to provide scientific proof for the effects of the long history of misrepresentation and underrepresentation of different communities in a wide variety of spaces. The study of diversity and inclusion highlights the importance of reparations for mis/underrepresented communities.

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA?

I was able to participate in my first undie run in Spring 2022. My first year was spent online and I’d always leave campus before or on the Wednesday of finals week during Fall ‘21 and Winter ‘22. Finally being able to participate in the undie run tradition felt really great and I met and saw several of my close friends and just a huge amount of people. It was really fun and exciting and especially hilarious.