Thaddeus Demeke

Thaddeus Demeke

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

Diversity and inclusion is everywhere! Diversity can be a very beautiful thing; people with different experiences and lives coming together. However, diversity can also cause confusing situations, disputes and misunderstandings. And so, by studying these things, I believe we can help work towards a world that is diverse and inclusive in such a way that creates a loving and accepting environment between all cultures.

Describe a time you felt socially connected to UCLA? 

Getting involved as a Resident Assistant in Residential Life at UCLA and being involved in a cappella here on campus have made me feel socially connected to UCLA! Every time I walk through my floor halls and I check-in with the other residents, as well as tell them about what's going on with me, I'm reminded of how amazing the people at UCLA really are and I feel a connection to this campus. Getting involved in these activities and conversing with many others have made all the stresses of being a college student very bearable and made me love UCLA! Go Bruins!