Philosophy and Resources

Teach her about difference. Make difference ordinary. Make difference normal. Teach her not to attach value to difference. And the reason for this is not to be fair or to be nice but merely to be human and practical. Because difference is the reality of our world. And by teaching her about difference, you are equipping her to survive in a diverse world.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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Alanna Connor visits Duke for Women's Support Group

Diversity Philosophy

"Supporting the educational goals of others has always been important to me, because neither of my grandparents attended university, my mother was unable to finish college due to the Lebanese Civil War, and my father’s access to higher education helped my family to succeed. As an Arab-American woman in a post 9/11 U.S., I strongly believe that everyone, no matter their age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or gender identity, should have the resources they need to obtain fair and equitable education."

The above pictures of the frames were taken by John Zhu.

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Diversity Resources

I have committed myself to taking action towards a more equitable society across my university service, teaching, research, and mentoring experiences.