December 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Laida Aguirre
Preferred Pronoun: She/They Her/Them
Degree(s): B.A. in Political Science; M.Arch
Home Country: Basque Country / United States
Language(s) Spoken: Basque, Spanish, English
Gender Identity: Female / Masculine-of-center
Racial Identity: White / Hispanic
What are identities that you would like to share? Queer / First in family to attend college / Feminist
Favorite food: Rice of all kinds. Spicy food.
Favorite book and why: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris for its observational/anecdotal humour, fancy-free writing for the neurotically inclined.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Read / watch comedy. Kate Mckinnon / Broad City are home.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: By attempting to frame the conversation as a larger sociocultural phenomenon and an indispensable approach to the discipline rather than a subject-matter, more in the way things are discussed. By bringing my extended professional family to participate in Taubman through reviews, symposiums etc.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? Because what an absurd circumstance we find ourselves in otherwise.