Hear from members of the community as they share experiences or personal perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
It’s a fairly common immigrant experience to attach yourself to the national mission.
The idea of walking away from stability and into an unknown future was terrifying.
It‘s clear from my work that we experience disagreement, especially in the domain of politics, in a deeply personal way.
I want to help women in tech make their voices louder, to be a supporter for them.
Our tribe elects me to represent them and it’s deeply gratifying work.
Jennifer Fate Velaise
The world we live in today is all hyphenated and intertwined already — we just need the media to catch up.
MSx Class of 2021
I’ve been focusing on and talking about these issues of social change for a very, very long time.
The Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior
In Latin America, gaps of access to quality education are pervasive, and we want to change that.
Daniel Uribe Villa
MBA/MA in Education, ’21
I had a chance to return home with knowledge and experience and connections.
Guram “Guga” Tsanava
How can I help make this a reality, where Black women are in positions of power and are able to lift up our communities?
I want to spend my career making technology products accessible, especially for disenfranchised groups.
One in five people have a diagnosed disability, but everyone has something they struggle with.
I want to make sure anyone who works under me understands that I accept them for who they are.
Jurelle June Mendoza
I am focused on authenticity. I want people to be able to bring their full selves to work, whatever their identity is.
I think for any entrepreneur, there’s a risk in being overconfident in your own decisions. That’s something I want to improve.
Xiaorong (Hazel) Hu
Kids need to grow up seeing children who look like them, in whatever media they’re consuming.
When you think about a marginalized individual or a child, they don’t just need food that’s nutritious, or clothes, or education, or healthcare. They need it all.
Realizing you’re not alone is incredibly powerful.
LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program ’16
This place is something else. I’ve been amazed by the caliber of the discussions.
Phillipe Diego Rodriguez
We had no money. No social status. But every morning, my mother told us that education was our weapon.
These projects take the theoretical tools and apply them to real-world problems and systems in practice.
It was only because I was candid about my challenges that I got the opportunity. I learned to just tell it like I see it.
It’s one thing to consume media and another thing to create it — it is very empowering.
The focus of most of my research is figuring out ways to help people make better financial decisions.
Wendy De La Rosa
In some ways, all of academia hinges on this receptiveness to having your mind changed.
Associate Professor of Economics
The idea of having to leave the direct, hands-on work and becoming a decision-maker — it didn’t appeal to me in the beginning.
I exceeded my wildest expectations in finding people I connected with.
Samanthe Tiver Belanger
E-IPER MS/MBA ’18
I feel more confident and better equipped to be an ally to an identity that’s not my own.
Kirsten N.J. Byron
I thought tech was what I wanted, but I couldn’t find a purpose in my day-to-day work.
It takes tremendous time and energy and emotional toil to pretend you’re something you’re not.
I’d been in scrappy teams, in startup culture. I wanted to learn in a more structured way and be a more analytical thinker.
When you’re gone, what will your legacy be? What did you do to make the world a better place?
I’m learning how to speak business so I can realize my artistic goals.
MSx Class of 2018
Economics is an area that allows you to approach important issues that have a lot of impact on people.
The Economics of Technology Professor
Everybody had worked to open those doors, and I thought, ‘I have to walk through them.’
It was a shock, but it was also a learning experience. It helped me open up.
Eugenio Garza y Garza