NOVEMBER 2020 DEI SPOTLIGHT
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.