Serena Brewer

2nd Year Master’s Student, Architecture

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning

Being your best DEI self: Think of a time when you were at your best at advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. What happened? Who was there? Why did you feel at your best?

I think by coming here I’ve been advancing DEI almost everyday. I’ve been highly involved in the school and with my peers. It brings me joy to feel included and to include others.

Wishes for the future: How would you imagine your environment needing to be for you to feel that you don’t have to do DEI work anymore?

Where I feel comfortable sharing my ideas in a classroom or in the hallway to anyone without judgement.

What does it mean to you to be a recipient of the MLK Spirit Awards?

I am honored to be a recipient and hope more people are inspired to just live these values in their everyday life.