December 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Karina Pazos
Preferred Pronoun: She/her/hers
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art; Bachelor of Science in Interior Design; Master of Urban and Regional Planning Candidate, 2019
Home Country: United States
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish
Gender Identity: Female
Racial Identity/Ethnicity: Multiracial/Latina
Favorite food: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food
Favorite book and why: One Hundred Years of Solitude because it’s magical, imaginative, and romantic. It beautifully illustrates a different perspective of reality.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Latin dancing, playing pool
DEI Contribution/Highlight: As an executive board member of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), I strive to create an inclusive space that celebrates a variety of perspectives and cultures, and their contribution to our fields of study at Taubman.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? I think the awareness and practice of DEI can help address social barriers that face marginalized communities. Looking back, DEI initiatives were especially important to me growing up because they helped me thrive in a less diverse environment by connecting me with students of similar backgrounds so that together we could support each other.