|This certificate is more than just a piece of paper|
Years ago, I learned about the concept of Ubuntu. This framework, or world view, highlights the connectedness of all humanity. We are all interconnected, and not simply a mass of individuals living within the same space. I believe the values of diversity and inclusion are critical to advancing the concept of Ubuntu. The more we find ways to learn and celebrate the rich and unique experience of every team mate, the more we can enhance empathy and the notion of oneness. We are all connected in serving the mission of UCSC, and I want to ensure the BAS division is a place where everyone feels like they are a welcomed and engaged member of the team.
I hope that the BAS team mates who completed the program with me, and those who completed the program in prior years, will help me find ways to strengthen our division and ensure it is a place where team members can live out Ubuntu.
A slug I am,