OCTOBER 2020 DEI SPOTLIGHT
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?