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North Salem, NY

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Anna Mattamana

Major: Finance

The diverse heritage of the city coupled with its diverse population is what makes New Orleans the quirky and unique city it is. I have seen forms of inclusion and acceptance in this city that I have never witnessed before in my life. Interacting with people of different backgrounds brings new information to the table and helps facilitate collaboration. This exposure will better prepare me for the future and better me as a person.

On campus I am involved in the Residence Hall Association and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). I have always felt accepted by both the general student body and minority communities on campus. I firmly believe that the importance of intersectional feminism needs to be stressed and that student organizations that rely on leaders must be diverse in order to represent our ever-changing student body. Diversity is more than the appearance of an individual, it includes the values, morals, and experiences of each individual.