Number of quarters in CCL: 6
Why do you think it is important to study diversity and inclusion?
People's experiences are nuanced and filled with unique aspects influenced by our background and contexts (i.e. our ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, gender, and so forth). It's important to study diversity to incorporate and include all those aspects that make our experiences so vivid and real because those aspects are valuable to us. Likewise, we need to involve all those elements to promote and produce a collaborative environment and society moving forward.
Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA?
I was working on a study in Dr. Shapiro's lab at UCLA. We bonded through memorizing 3 different scripts together, even inventing a game in an attempt to make memorizing more interactive with each other. Our time working together eventually led us to get together for Korean BBQ. Furthermore, the environment of the lab made it easy for me to earnestly discuss topics close to my heart that made me appreciate the openness that UCLA cultivates.