Emily Kinnear

Emily Kinnear

Number of quarters in CCL: 3

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

 The study of diversity and inclusion can help us move forward with more understanding of others and their backgrounds, therefore fostering informed interactions with less likelihood of misinterpreting each other.  Empathy and understanding are important for interpersonal relationships, and these can be strengthened if people more readily and openly recognize different points of view.

 Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA? 

As a transfer student, I was apprehensive about what my social experience would be like at UCLA.  Luckily, I had great roommates/suite-mates that were all either incoming transfer or international students. Together we helped each other navigate our situations, and we became connected to different communities on campus through one another.