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November 2018 DEI Spotlight - Yixin Miao

November 2018 DEI SPOTLIGHT

Name: Yixin Miao

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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.

 


Additional November 2018 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights:

Christopher Corbett. Initiative for Inclusive Design. Gwen Gell. Yixin Miao. Amy Spooner.

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