NAHJNU Member Isabella Soto wrote a feature story for North by Northwestern’s fall 2016 magazine about the experience of students of color in STEM.
“For students of color, however, other pressures pile on top of this already heavy load. Magan Omar (McCormick ‘16), who studied computer engineering, remembers how demanding his classes were and how difficult it was to focus on his studies as news headlines about police shootings proliferated, making it hard for him to focus on anything. But like Vinson, he worried that if he didn’t perform at a high level in his classes, he would play into the stereotype of being a token for diversity.”
You can read ‘Short Circuit’ on North By Northwestern’s website here.