February 2019 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Reetha Ravendreen
Preferred Pronoun: She/her/hers
Affiliation/Title: Director of Student Affairs
Home Country: Singapore
Language(s) Spoken: English, Malay, Punjabi, Tamil, Hindi, Mandarin
Gender Identity: Female
Racial Identity/Ethnicity: Indian
What are other identities that you would like to share? Singaporean, Wife, Mother, and an Ally
Favorite food: Hainanese Chicken Rice
Favorite book: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, which provides an insight into life’s basic questions in a very simple way
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Spend time with family
DEI Contribution/Highlight: I hope that this is exemplified every day in the way I contribute in my position, with my colleagues and peers as well as all students. DEI is front and center in everything that we do, and I hope that it resonates in our policies, procedures, activities and programs, and stewardship.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? It not only brings all sorts of people to the party but also ensures that everybody gets to dance at the party.