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Generalist Intern

Salei Salanoa

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Class of 2023 | Major: CSRE and Psychology

A senior studying Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE) and Psychology, Salei (suh-lay) has worked with the IBIC office for about 2 years on a variety of projects. His roots lie in Colima, Mexico and the island of Samoa, but he was born and raised in Inglewood, CA. As a queer, first-generation and low-income college student, it didn’t take long for him to realize how essential diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work is. It’s more than celebrating difference for the sake of inclusion, to Salei, it’s dismantling everyday systems of power, privilege and oppression while leading with love. He is also passionate about thinking through the framework of intersectionality in an effort to highlight lived experiences as valuable bodies of knowledge. One of his favorite compliments he’s received is, “Salei is a feeling and that feeling feels like home.” In his work with the IBIC office and in any space he enters beyond Stanford, he only hopes to share that feeling.

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