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November 2020 DEI Spotlight - Wendy Rampson


Name: Wendy Rampson, AICP 

Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers 

Affiliation/Title: Director of Admissions, Urban and Regional Planning Program

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, Master of Urban Planning

Home Country: United States

Language(s) Spoken: English

Gender Identity: Female

Racial Identity: Caucasian 

Favorite food: Every variation of bread

What are other identities that you would like to share? Baby Boomer, native Michigander 

Favorite book and why: I love biographies and historical fiction because they give me insight into the way things are today.

Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Spend Saturday mornings at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market, play ice hockey and do genealogy research.

DEI Contribution/Highlight: I work with my Admissions and Recruiting colleagues to recruit a diverse cohort of students to the planning program by providing support to the Pathways program, coaching first-generation students on the application process, and nominating students for the Rackham Masters Awards. Once in the program, I work to support students’ transition to graduate school and link them to professional networks.

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? As an AICP planner, I have a responsibility to serve the public interest. For me, this means working to build prosperous and resilient communities by seeking to expand choice and opportunity for all persons, including those whose voices have historically been excluded.


Additional November 2020 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights: 

DJA.  Jamie Lee.  Nathan McBurnettTejashrii Shankarraman

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