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November 2018 DEI Spotlight - Amy Spooner

November 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT

Name: Amy Spooner

Expanded Horizons

Preferred Pronoun: She/her/hers

Affiliation/Title: Staff - Marketing Manager

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Home Country: United States

Language(s) Spoken: English

Gender Identity: Female

Racial Identity: White

Favorite food: A good steak cooked to a perfect medium rare

Favorite book and why: Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery. It encapsulates the idyllicism of childhood while at the same time confronting biases and challenging circumstances, and reminding us to embrace the beauty of everyday moments.

Favorite thing to do when not at TC:  Explore our state’s and our country’s natural wonders in my tent, pop-up camper, hiking boots, and/or the wooden kayaks that my husband and I built.

DEI Contribution/Highlight: As the editor of Taubman College’s alumni magazine, Portico, I strive to create a publication that is reflective of our community -- students and faculty, as well as alumni around the world. The diversity of identities, experiences, and career paths makes the Taubman College community so vibrant, and it’s an honor to share those stories.

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? I have been given extraordinary opportunities as the result of my race, socioeconomic status, citizenship, and moment in time that I am alive. Not everyone has been, or is, so fortunate. Attending the University of Michigan opened my eyes to the world beyond the homogenous town in which I was raised. Now, as the mother of a young son, I feel a heavy responsibility to instill in him a curiosity about the world, an open acceptance of all people, and a desire to help others that will be fueled by a strong sense of social justice and by gratefulness for all that we have been given.


Additional November 2018 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights:

Christopher Corbett. Initiative for Inclusive Design. Gwen Gell. Yixin Miao. Amy Spooner.

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