02 // Thinking Critically About Inclusion

As a woman of color learning and working in STEM fields, I hear the words diversity and inclusion bandied about a lot. As a new and skeptical resident of Silicon Valley, I’ve also been thinking a lot about what innovation actually means. So when I had the opportunity to apply to Fostering Innovation Through Inclusion, a d.school pop-out course hosted by Google, I couldn’t resist.

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01 // Books Will Save You: Reflections On 2016, and What I Read

2016 was anything but constant. So it's not surprising that I've developed a deep-seated need for self-discipline, routine, and tradition - creating constancy in my self, since it has been so lacking in my surroundings. And it's even less surprising that in the tumult of moving, graduating, and tentatively entering the adult world, I turned to books for wisdom, comfort, and old-fashioned escapism.  

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