We live in a diverse society with different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds here in the United States. When we interact with each other, we are not only interacting with the person, but also interacting with the culture behind that person. Sometimes we misunderstand or misinterpret with each other because we bring different cultural assumptions into the interaction. Therefore, it is essential to study diversity to understand different individuals and different cultures. In addition, people coming from different backgrounds desire to fit into society. The sense of belonging and inclusion is especially important for minorities. Thus it is important to study inclusion as well.
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Why do you think it is important to study diversity and inclusion?
Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA?
A time I felt socially connected to UCLA was talking about one of my goals that I want to go to graduate school with many professors, TAs, and my fellow students. When I expressed my passion for research and my concerns about my situation as a nontraditional transfer, these amazing people provided me resources and
suggestions and encouraged me to pursue my goals. I felt that I was cared for and belonged to here at UCLA.