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February 2021 DEI Spotlight - Emily Ebersol


Name: Emily Ebersol 

Preferred Pronoun: She/Her/Hers

Affiliation/Title: Graduate Student 

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Architecture; Master of Architecture, Candidate 2021 

Home Country: United States 

Language(s) Spoken: English

Gender Identity: Female 

Racial Identity: White 

Favorite Food: Bahn Mi 

Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Play violin, spend time with friends and family. 

DEI Contribution/Highlight: I helped co-create Design Justice Actions for Taubman College, a student-led campaign that acknowledges and proactively works to dismantle the racist structures embedded in our school. DJA continues to help imagine what an anti-racist model of design education might look like, advancing the ideals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into our institutional culture.

Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? DEI is central to my work as a designer, student, and human-being because I recognize that my freedom is not tangential to, but deeply intertwined with the freedom of others. Making people feel valued, heard, and responsible for their situations is the power we have as architects and is what I believe my responsibility is as a designer and advocate.


Additional February 2021 Featured "I Am Taubman" Spotlights: 

Earl Bell.  Cyrus Peñarroyo.  Olivia Raisanen.  Torri Smith.

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