Isabella Richards

Isabella Richards

Number of quarters in CCL: 4

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

A lot can be learned from opening your mind and heart to the unique cultures, backgrounds, and attitudes that make up our world today. I also believe it is important to study underrepresented groups in society and to acknowledge all their accomplishments, largely stemming from their diverse backgrounds and experiences. In the future, I hope that I can play a role as an I-O psychologist to help increase diversity and inclusion in workspaces. 

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA? 

I felt socially connected to UCLA when I met some of my closest friends at the University Catholic Center. I found my community among the diverse individuals I met there, all of different backgrounds, majors, and interests. I enjoy being part of such a caring and fun community, and everyone’s stories always inspire me!