What have you taken away from Tucks Diversity Conference?
DivCo Co-Chairs reflect on their DivCo experiences, personal journeys, conference theme, and how they hope to support future Tuckies.
Seeds of Community: The 2022 Tuck Diversity Conference
“These 30-minute to one-hour [Zoom] interactions were not the same as actually becoming a part of Tuck myself. I needed to attend DivCo to better understand this critical piece. Spoiler: It worked. It worked because DivCo is an immersive, shared experience. I saw the awesome array of T’21 co-chairs in action for a whole weekend and I was able to confidently believe that the warmth I felt was the real Tuck versus a façade that just needed to be maintained until the end of a Zoom call.”
— Andrew Key T’23
Strength through Stories: The 2021 Tuck Diversity Conference
“After a few years back in Washington Heights, I decided to apply for DivCo because the mission of the conference spoke to me. I attended DivCo in 2019 and remember being moved by the stories I heard that weekend. Everyone from fellow participants to Tuck students and faculty were candid and honest about their lives, the hardships they had faced, and recognized that vocalizing these hardships and how they overcame them helped them build both community and strength. I was so moved by the culture of reflection, the strength of the Tuck community, and the focus on diversity and bringing your whole self to work and the classroom that I immediately decided that I needed to apply to Tuck.”
— Jonathan Diaz T'22
Empowering Every Voice: The 2020 Tuck Diversity Conference
“When I attended DivCo, I was anxious to see what life was going to be like in Hanover. As a queer black woman, I had apprehensions about my ability to fit in if I was going to be living in the middle of nowhere in New England. DivCo gave me the opportunity to see people that looked like me thriving in Hanover, NH.”
— Kristen Hughes T’21