March 2018 DEI Spotlight
Name: Ashish Bhandari
Preferred Pronoun: He/him/his
Taubman College Affiliation/Title (student/staff/faculty/alum): Graduate Student
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Architecture; Master of Architecture Candidate, 2018
Home Country: Nepal
Language(s) Spoken: English/Nepali
Gender Identity: Male
Racial Identity: Nepali
Favorite food: MoMo (Nepali dumplings)
Favorite book/author and why? Fahrenheit 451. I like this book because of the 2 major themes present. The theme of censorship and the theme of knowledge vs ignorance. These two themes are very relevant during present times.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Travelling/ photography/ Working out
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? Diversity comes in many forms: gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture, socioeconomic background, etc. and all of these contribute to an individual’s experience of the world. Diversity is important to me because by exploring other individuals’ ideas, beliefs, and lifestyles, we can open ourselves to problem solving by looking at things through other lenses which can help with our own self-growth and learning.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: President of NOMAS, MLK spirit award Nominee