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October 2020 DEI Spotlight - Ellie Abrons


Name: Ellie Abrons 

Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers 

Affiliation/Title: Associate Professor of Architecture

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Art History + Gender Studies; Master of Architecture

Home Country: United States

Language(s) Spoken: English

Gender Identity: Undecided 

Racial Identity: Mixed - half Chinese, half White/Jewish 

What are other identities that you would like to share? Feminist

Favorite food: Curries, all of them 

Favorite book and why: It changes all the time, but today, I’d say Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong; It speaks to me.

Favorite thing to do when not at TC: I go for a bike ride with my kids, have a drink with friends (remember that?), water my plants.

DEI Contribution/Highlight: I try to be an engaged member of our community and to use my voice and power for good. I’ve worked on a few projects and initiatives and mentored some students, but if 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that whatever I’ve done it’s nowhere near enough! 

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? Humanity is a shared endeavor- if we’re not lifting each other up and fighting for justice, then what is the point?


Additional October 2020 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights: 

Lan DengCharlene HobbsMUDSAAnna Thompson

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