OCTOBER 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Sarah Scott
Preferred Pronoun: She/her/hers
Affiliation/Title: Staff - Admissions Marketing Coordinator
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Master of Management
Home Country: United States
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish
Gender Identity: Female
Racial Identity: Black
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite book and why: It’s hard to choose a favorite author but my favorite book is “This Voice in My Heart” by Gilbert Tuhabonye. It’s an amazing story about trials, perseverance, and unyielding faith no matter the situation.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: I enjoy having new experiences with friends and family. This summer, that included visiting lots of new music and arts festivals. I also enjoy DIY crafting projects.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: As part of Dean Massey’s Equity Innovation Initiative, I submitted a proposal for a college-instituted peer mentorship program for first-generation and racial/ethnic minority students at Taubman College. Throughout this year I will be conducting additional research to support my proposal and will submit a final report in May 2019.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? There is immeasurable value, strength, and beauty in diversity. It’s not only important that diversity exists but that our differences are celebrated and truly valued. Exposure to those differences, to new ideas, perspectives, values, ways of life, etc. helps us to expand our minds and work towards creating a more just, inclusive, and thriving world.