What inspired you to want to work in Diversity and Inclusion?

My inspiration to formally work in the field of Diversity and Inclusion stems from having a servant’s heart and a belief that everyone’s voice deserves to be heard. I do think that Diversity and Inclusion are something we have all ‘worked in’ all our lives, albeit intentionally or unintentionally, as well as knowingly or unknowingly.

Diversity refers to the full range of human differences and similarities, for example, think back to being in grade school or high school. We all had friends or acquaintances that were different, right? Those that looked like us and those that didn’t…those that lived in our neighborhood and those that didn’t, those with the big personality or those without, or maybe those that received top grades and those that didn’t. All these individuals comprised a variety of characteristics that made them who they are. That is what we refer to as diversity.