MEET THE TEAM
Salman is a masters student at the Divinity School. Throughout his time at the University, he has noticed a lack of engagement with BIPOC students, their viewpoints, and, most importantly ,their needs. He hopes that Exploring Race can challenge the assimilation often required of BIPOC students at predominantly white institutions by providing space where BIPOC students can bring their full selves and engages ideas central to their personal lived experiences.
Ting Ting joined Exploring Race because it is unique and different from the other publications on campus. She believes that in choosing to focus on the stories of her BIPoC peers, the magazine shows how powerful the voices of BIPOC individuals are, and how important it is to center their stories. She hopes to increase the magazine’s outreach and continue to publish the stories that inspired her to join in the first place.
Ting Ting Shi,
As an editor, Carla wants to put words to her anti-racist work by listening to others and leading interview-based editorials. She finds Exploring Race’s aim to publish radical calls to action particularly important in today's climate.
Tomás is a second year planning to major in English. He joined Exploring Race in order to support a platform for marginalized students to communicate and think critically about their experiences with race. He hopes such a platform can facilitate positive change within the community.
Fion is a second-year student who's passionate about creating a space for BIPOC voices and experiences, especially in an environment that prioritizes predominantly white voices. Her belief that all change begins with listening inspired her to join Exploring Race and she hopes to be part of a movement towards an anti-racist future.
Alexis joined Exploring Race because she believes ethical journalism is not only informative, but also empathic. Frank conversations around race, especially on a predominately white campus, are essential to creating a more intellectually productive atmosphere. She strives to contribute to that discussion while shedding a light on issues important to BIPOC students like herself.
Jingwen joined Exploring Race because she wants to highlight the voice of BIPoC students here at UChicago. She believes that Exploring Race is not only a place to contribute to the discussion of race, but also an opportunity to reflect upon racial issues herself.
Bryce first got involved with Exploring Race after the publication hosted a roundtable last year. The team's mission is very important to him, given the racial climate at predominately white, private institutions. Beyond the magazine's mission, he was drawn to the personal benefit of taking time to critically think about race with other BIPOC students at UChicago and the positive environment that the organization cultivates.
Head of Outreach
Alana is a first year planning to graduate with a BA in History. Alana got involved with Exploring Race the fall of her first year because she is passionate about lifting BIPOC voices in the community and hopes to make an impact!