Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

 

Officer

Rachel Freeman-Cohen

She/Her/Hers/They/Them

 Email suavpd@ucsc.edu
Office Hours

Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: 2nd Floor, SUA Office - Student Union Building

Education

 Politics and Feminist Studies 

 College Stevenson

 

About Yourself:

Howdy y'all! I'm so extremely excited to spend a brand new year with y'all! I have SO MANY ideas that I'm hoping to implement what I can into the space.

I'm SUPER extroverted and social, but I also know how to value my space and prioritize my mental health. With that being said, I tend to talk A LOT especially if I am ranting about something that I like or dislike. But, I can also be quiet when needed... I'm just not a huge fan of it...

I am currently the Social Media Rep and the ICG Rep for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. I can't wait to show our presence on this campus with my DOVELY SISTERZ

I also am totally obsessed with Marvel. I never read the comics growing up, but I religiously followed the movies. Please do talk to me about how much of a disappointment Endgame was. I can go on and on about what the Russos SHOULD'VE done. I will also argue with you over how Thor is a bisexual icon and Valkryie is a gay icon. 

KPOP is my religion as well. I have seriously and totally DROPPED everything I could to go to a concert. I fortunately/unfortunately will NOT be doing that this year. But, please be prepared to see some of my EXO posters in the office space when you come in. We only stan OT9 in this house. 

I'm also HUGE into feminism, activism, and organizing. I fell in love with these three things my second year at UCSC and I'm so grateful for the experiences I've had in all three spaces. I feel like I have really found parts of myself through doing the work and labor in my community. I hope to inspire the student body, or you, to focus on the importance of uplifting your community and fighting for basic human rights.

Do come into my office or email me if you ever want to chat about these things! Or, if you want to talk about queerness!

Past Involvement:

I was the secretary of Black Womxn's Alliance in 2018-2019. 

I interned for the SUA Diversity and Inclusion office in 2018-2019. 

I am a Black Academy Mentor in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. 

 

 

Office Initiatives:  

  • Increase Student Engagement
  • Advocate for increased Support and Retention for marginalized communities on campus 
  • Challenge the University
  • Encourage the Assembly to actively participate with various Resource Centers on campus
  • Develop event and programs that are beneficial to the mental, physical, and emotional health of QTPOC, POC, LGBTQIAP+, and Undocu folx
  • Align support with organizers to cultivate solidarity and unity as a community
  • Decolonize the Diversity and Inclusion office 

 

 

 

Fun Facts about yourself:  

I am a mother of two lovely, beautiful, and good boys. They are the loml and I am so happy to have my babies in my life. 

P.S. My children are dogs, not actual humans.