Steven Berlin '21
Likes: lifting weights, running, Rick and Morty, donuts, froyo, and naps
Dislikes: slow Uber drivers, people who use their phone in urinals, people who have reactions that are really “extra” in movie theaters.
What I love about the CDSL: it's a space that’s embraces multiple identities that on the surface may seem different, but often share multiple commonalities.
Maya Hossain '21
Likes: chai, dogwood trees, carving pumpkins, staying up too late
Dislikes: chalkboards, mud, staying up too late
What I love about CDSL: I’ve found a community of people who support (and check) me no matter what. I’m also so thrilled I finally have a platform to do the work I’m passionate about, and I’m able to support communities I’m a part of and communities I’m not.
Bryan Miller '19
Pronouns: no preference
Likes: running, EDM music, hanging out with friends
Dislikes: slow music, under-cooked rice, over-cooked rice
What I love about CDSL: I love the team I work with. Everyone is so open, honest and supportive.
Lea Morin '20
Likes: TEXAS (San Antonio especially), being joyful, chihuahuas and pit bulls, color coding my agenda, empanadas de calabaza, gold (the color), hoops, mangos, menudo, the Resource Center Team
Dislikes: not using my agenda by mid-year, tiny cars, tourists, when people disrespect TEXAS (San Antonio especially), white feminism
What I love about CDSL: The CDSL has such an incredible community that has greatly impacted the sense of belonging I have on this campus, and more importantly, how much I recognize that this campus belongs to me. Tenzin, the student staff, and the space of the CDSL itself are incredibly welcoming and affirming and have provided me with energy, joy, and patience that are much needed on this campus.
Ludia Ock '19
Likes: froyo @ GoBerry, breakfast, bougie coffee shops, the smell of money
Dislikes: classism, elitism, the patriarchy, slow wifi-connection
What I love about CDSL: The community our office has built with people from incredibly diverse and resilient backgrounds makes me proud to be at Amherst.
Josue Sanchez Hernandez '21
Likes: warm weather, playing guitar and singing, super smash bros, hip-hop and r&b (send me your mixtape), wearing dope hats, white sneakers, Mexican food
Dislikes: pineapple on pizza, drivers who don’t signal, cargo shorts, paying extra for avocado
What I love about the CDSL: it's a space and community where people can have deep conversations and foster meaningful friendships with a ton of different people!
ShoYoung Shin '19
Likes: funny stories, leaves crunching under my feet, sleeping under the covers with my window cracked open in the winter, trying to cook Korean food that is only half as good as my mom's, clothes that are the right amount of baggy, and campfires
Dislikes: soggy fries, rainy days, and bland food.
What I love about the CDSL: I've come across the most supportive, genuinely kind, and fun people in this office. These kinds of people are all over campus, of course, but the CDSL office creates an atmosphere that we're really able to share these qualities with each other. I also laugh the loudest here.