November 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Yixin Miao
Preferred Pronoun: She/her/hers
Affiliation/Title: Graduate student
Degree(s): Master of Urban Design Candidate
Home Country: China
Language(s) Spoken: Chinese, English
Gender Identity: Female
Racial Identity: Asian
Favorite food: Brownie
Favorite book and why: Notes on Principles by Shi Tiesheng. A great novel that inspires me to look at life and think from a different perspective.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Play the violin and travel.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: As a student representative of MUD program and international student from China, I aim to help bridge the language and cultural gap and convey the need and concerns via MUD advisory committee.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? I worked for the Student International Communication Association aimed at DEI during my undergraduate degree. I experienced how easily an exclusive environment can be unconsciously created when people with a certain identity is in majority. Just as DEI is fundamental in a healthy and attractive urban environment, it is important for individuals to be aware of their responsibility, and stay open-minded and actively involved in conversation as a member of Taubman College.