NOVEMBER 2020 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Tejashrii Shankarraman (Tay-jush-ree)
Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers
Affiliation/Title: Graduate Student
Degree(s): Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture, Candidate 2021
Home Country: India
Language(s) Spoken: Tamil, English, Hindi
Gender Identity: Female
Racial Identity: Indian (South Asian)
Favorite food: My mom's Roti and Sabzi (flatbread & vegetables)
Favorite book and why: Any autobiography because you get to hear someone’s story the way they want it told.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Riding my bike around Ann Arbor.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: I helped organize and facilitate the DEI Leadership Development Program, meant for each individual to assess where they are in their DEI journey, where they’d like to be, and how to get there.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? It’s important for us to do the work required to move towards a space where no one feels like the ‘other’.