Kelly Zhang

Kelly Zhang

Number of quarters in CCL: 3

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

I think it is so important to study diversity and inclusion because it's important to recognize that everyone's experiences and thoughts are not homogenous. Our cultures and identities shape who we are and have a big impact on how we interact with others so it's important to be cognizant of that when studying any kind of psychology. Additionally, it gives a voice to communities who have historically been silenced or led to believe that their thoughts and opinions don't matter and/or can't influence anything.   

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA? 

I think that one of the best parts of UCLA is that there is a space for everyone, you just have to find it! I've loved joining clubs that put me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow as a person while also meeting a ton of new people that I probably would never have met otherwise.