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December 2018 DEI Spotlight - Karina Pazos

December 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT

Name: Karina Pazos

Karina Pazos

Preferred Pronoun: She/her/hers

Affiliation/Title: Student

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.

 


Additional December 2018 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights:

Laida Aguirre. María Arquero de Alarcón. Kassem Chammout. Kelly Moore. Karina Pazos.

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