November 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Christopher Corbett
Preferred Pronoun: He/his/him
Affiliation/Title: Graduate student
Degree(s): Bachelor of Business; Master of Urban and Regional Planning Candidate, 2019
Home Country: United States
Language(s) Spoken: English
Gender Identity: Male
Racial Identity: African American
What are identities that you would like to share? Human, Feminist, Entrepreneur, Man, Advocate for Mental Health & Equitable Housing for all
Favorite food: Indian
Favorite book and why: Go Tell it on The Mountain by James Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin is one of the greatest writers. His writings explored racial and social matters of the African American experience that are both thought-provoking and relevant today.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Enjoy life. I take advantage of local events, antique shops, and parks where I’m usually chasing Peyton Leigh, my 18-month-old Whippet (dog) and Southern Belle.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: During my studies here at Taubman College, I have participated in several organizations geared toward engaging across disciplines and cultures, including the One School Initiative, Urban Planning Student Association, Expanded Horizons, ULI Hines, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium, and SCOR.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? I feel that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is the most important principle, not only to practice professionally but to practice throughout our daily lives. DEI is crucial to overcome adversity, implement fair policies, break barriers, and build genuine relationships globally. DEI is the genuine practice of listening to new voices, growing, and recognizing that we all benefit from embracing our differences and learning more about our similarities.