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Name: Corina Gonzalez
Major: Communication Studies
Position: Office Manager & Coordinator
Q: How do you define interculturalism and the role it
plays in your life?
A: Interculturalism is the relationship between people with different cultural backgrounds and supporting a
cross-cultural dialogue within diverse communities while creating unity and promoting social justice. I feel that
Interculturalism plays a huge role in everyone’s life. My life, in particular, because of my position here in the
Department of Ethnic & Intercultural Services, I am always open to learning about all cultures and different
traditions that can also be somewhat similar to my heritage (I find those types of discoveries fascinating).
Outside of LMU, I volunteer for a non-profit organization called Family Promise of the South Bay where 12
interfaith churches participate in providing services and resources for homeless families, so it is important that I
communicate well with the people involved with this organization by respecting their values and traditions even
though they are different than mine.
Q: How do you hope to incorporate what you’ve learned in the office and apply it to the greater
A: I thank EIS for encouraging me to become part of a greater service outside of Los Angeles. Last summer, I
had the opportunity to go to the Dominican Republic with my church congregation and help educate and
counsel kids between the ages of 5-18 years. I went with the intention of teaching these kids and yet I was
taught. I also went with the intention of making a positive change in people’s lives and yet I was the one who
changed. For those that have not gone on an AB trip or study abroad, I recommend that you do not miss out on
these opportunities that LMU provides for us.
Q: Can you share one defining moment that you’ve had while working in the EIS office that solidified
your interest in social equality?
A: The Tunnel of Oppression and Hope event that EIS plans with students and other departments in Student
Affairs made a huge impact on me. During the planning process of the event, I was amazed to see the passion in
LMU students, faculty and staff when it comes to social equality. On the day of the event, I participated in the
tour that highlights the contemporary issues of oppression. Through my self-reflections, personal experiences
and hardships, I have been able to identify my passion and discover what makes my heart sing from the insideout. I hope to one day run a program for First Generation College Students or travel to different countries to
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