NOVEMBER 2020 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Jamie Lee
Preferred Pronoun: He/Him/His
Affiliation/Title: Graduate Student
Degree(s): Bachelor of Design (Majoring in Interior Design); Master of Architecture, Candidate 2021; Master of Engineering, Candidate 2021
Birth Country: Singapore
Language(s) Spoken: English, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi
Racial Identity: Asian
Favorite food: Anything with salmon!
Favorite book and why: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was a book given to me by a close friend before I left India, a place I once lived in. I love the way it illuminates the wisdom of life through simple stories and cute illustrations.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Traveling, photography, exercising, being in nature.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: I served as a Student Council Representative for the welfare of students; as a Design Justice Actions (DJA) Committee member in advancing anti-racist practices; as a DEI representative in advocating and championing for fair and just practices. Some involvements include writing advocacy letters to our leadership and administration during the recent crises, organizing town halls and student welfare surveys, and more recently working on the College Compact and MLK symposium with our diverse communities.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in a safe, healthy, and conducive environment, especially within our academic institution. Our decision-making processes and institutional systems should be mindfully constructed and examined to facilitate the development, interests, and welfare of our communities while extending care and compassion - especially to the underprivileged and vulnerable populations.