JANUARY 2021 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Alex Judelsohn
Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers
Affiliation/Title: PhD Student
Degree(s): Bachelor of Art in Media Studies; Master in Urban Planning; PhD in Urban and Regional Planning, Candidate 2023
Home Country: United States
Language(s) Spoken: Sadly only English
Gender Identity: Female
Racial Identity: White
Favorite Food: Green chili chicken
What are other identities that you would like to share? Soon-to-be parent, Jewish, ally, friend, student
Favorite book and why: There are so many. Recently I read and loved On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, a heartbreaking immigrant novel about what it means to live in the US.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: I enjoy spending time in nature, walking my dog, jigsaw puzzles, baking and cooking adventurous dishes, and reading novels.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: Since arriving at Taubman I have helped to organize the Taubman College PhD Pathways program, which seeks to diversify students in our PhD programs.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? My research aims to foster equitable, inclusive, and healthy communities. To solve challenging and complex problems related to inequities we must take an approach that recognizes different experiences and types of knowledge.