December 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Kassem Chammout
Preferred Pronoun: He/his/him
Degree(s): Bachelor of Architecture program
Home Country: Lebanon
Language(s) Spoken: English
Gender Identity: Male
Racial Identity: Middle Eastern origin
What are identities that you would like to share? Lebanese
Favorite food: Steak cooked to a perfect medium rare
Favorite book and why: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. It gives a practical and simple guide on how to rule, and its logic is straightforward.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Boxing and sparring in the ring with old teammates.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: We can sometimes get caught up in assignments, but I have been demanding for a positive change in the studio environment by voicing concerns of the undergraduate class to the administration. I also serve as the ARC Undergraduate Liaison. Every person has a voice and its important that we hear what they have to say regardless of their gender, race, social class, physical abilities, religion, etc.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? Ohana includes one’s family, neighbors, community and in a broader sense, no one gets left behind. We are a family and cannot limit people from certain things.