Drishti Pillai Bite
"At the same time having a single professor that sort of looks like you, is so powerful, especially if that's not common. I have had one woman of color professor in my entire academic career. She happened to be an immigrant from India, so I feel like that it was the first time in my life that I thought that someone like me could one day be in a space like that, until then, it was unthinkable, but when I saw someone that looked like me lecturing that spoke with the same accent I spoke. It was really powerful, that's why I decided to teach this past semester. I didn't want other students to go through the system, especially women of color, not seeing anyone that looks like them."