I grew up in New Delhi, India, and hadn’t nearly been exposed to diversity of backgrounds and opinions in the way that I have at Claremont McKenna College. Through my interactions at CMC I have begun, more and more, to look at differences as driving forces in bring individuals together. I firmly believe that appreciation and sensitivity towards one’s point of view can bring together a community that may not orthodoxly be seen as compatible.
My main goal is to continue to learn to appreciate my own and others’ backgrounds and embrace the power of collaboration. The CARE Center is a community that binds together such dynamic individuals, making them all feel at home. That is an ideal community, where differences are seen as forces that foster positivity, not hostility.