Pronouns: he, him, his, they, them, theirs
Hometown: Munich (area), Germany
Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology & International Affairs
What does equity and inclusion mean to you:
Equity and inclusion to me are intersectional movements to create justice in the world by intentionally creating spaces and by empowering those who have been structurally disenfranchised in society. In this way barriers are torn down and people get to live their lives according to their own imagination and agency.
What does self-care/community care look like for you?
Self-care means to me that individuals are allowed the capability to listen and act according to their body-mind. As a disabled person, self-care means that I take time to listen to my favorite podcasts (check out Chronically Fully Sick or Disability After Dark if you are interested) or to wear clothes I find fun (yay, gender expression!). Community care applies those concepts to a larger level. Spending time in my communities to check in on my chosen family, to learn about others’ experiences, and to simply be there for each other allows me to show my care for my community.
Things you’re involved with on/off campus?
Queer Student Union, Gender Minorities in STEM club, Committee to the Vice President of Student Life, and the Student-Alumni Association.
Three random facts about you:
- Pastry is my favorite thing in the world!
- I love being outside and Tryon Creek State Park near campus is my go-to place for a relaxing walk.
- You can find me studying or working outside near the reflecting pool as often as the Oregon weather permits.