Number of quarters in CCL: 5 quarters
Why do you think it is important to study diversity and inclusion?
Most people’s understandings of diversity and inclusion are based on their own lived experiences and identities. By scientifically studying diversity and inclusion, we can eliminate some of this subjectivity and educate people about others’ perspectives, especially those viewpoints underrepresented in mainstream media and positions of power. This is crucial for improving policy decisions and intergroup interactions.
Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA?
I felt socially connected to UCLA earlier this year when I attended the UCLA Critical Race Symposium. Hearing UCLA professors present their research and discuss issues I am passionate about, I felt like a part of the UCLA academic community.