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November 2019 DEI Spotlight - Alex Abramowitz

November 2019 DEI SPOTLIGHT

 Name: Alex Abramowitz 

Preferred Pronoun: He/Him/His or They/Them/Their

Affiliation/Title: Graduate Student 

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Candidate 2020 

Home Country: United States

Language(s) Spoken: English, slowly forgetting German 

Gender Identity: Male

Favorite food: Hoagies 

Favorite book and why: Of the moment, Capital Cities by Samuel Stein. He delivers an overdue critique of present-day city planning while providing actionable recommendations. Please read it.

Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Support my sports teams, namely, the Philadelphia Eagles & 76ers, the Toledo Walleye, and the Michigan Wolverines.

DEI Contribution/Highlight: In my role with UPSA and TC Student Council, I work to make this institution more financially accessible, especially to students who have been and continue to be underrepresented here. In serving on the Curriculum Committee, I am working to ensure that planning students are learning the skills and ideas to effect meaningful improvements in the lives of marginalized populations. 

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? I don’t think I would be in city planning if I didn’t find diversity, equity and inclusion important issues. DEI needs to be in every conversation we have about righting past/present wrongs and working toward a better future.

 


Additional November 2019 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights: 

Laura Brown. Larissa Larsen. Asya Shine. Craig Wilkins.

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