Diversity & Inclusion as a Student Turned Emerging Leader
For as long as I can remember, I have always felt I was different. However, I have never felt it more than when I was in foreign countries, interacting with people from all over the world. These were some of my most life-changing experiences, and I have ISPE to thank for that, with it being such a diverse and inclusive community. I must admit that there were moments where I was uncomfortable – but mostly in a good way. Like the feeling of excitement, you get when you are challenged when you step out of your comfort zone, or when many things are new and unfamiliar. These were my first encounters of extreme diversity; specifically, how different other people can be from me.