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November 2020 DEI Spotlight - Nathan McBurnett


Name: Nathan McBurnett 

Preferred Pronoun: He/Him/His

Affiliation/Title: Graduate Student 

Degree(s): Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Candidate 2021

Home Country: United States

Language(s) Spoken: English

Gender Identity: Cis-Man

Racial Identity: White

Favorite food: Velveeta shells and cheese 

What are other identities that you would like to share? I'm Queer. 

Favorite book and why: Hyperion by Dan Simmons because it is one of the most imaginative books I’ve ever read and I really appreciate the author’s creativity.

Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Travel, organize, be creative, goof around.

DEI Contribution/Highlight: I try my best to commit my energy to projects of social uplift whenever I have the capacity to do so. Whether it be through researching inequality, protesting racial brutality, or organizing around labor and housing issues, I hope my activism has helped further diversity and inclusion goals both within and beyond Taubman.

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? Diversity is a permanent and invaluable feature of our world, and I would not be able to express my identity freely if it was not recognized as such. So, I consider furthering goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion both a personal and broader social imperative.


Additional November 2020 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights: 

DJAJamie Lee.  Wendy RampsonTejashrii Shankarraman.  

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