Identity and culture are the bedrock from which start our climb towards enlightenment. All education we receive will be filtered through these initial blinders. The CIE helped me learn about my own position in this world’s complex social fabric. Thanks to the discussions I had with other Program Assistants, the staff, and the student organizers who use it to meet, I found my passion for exploring identity, culture, and politics. I was even able to add it as a concentration to my bachelors degree during my last year. Without a doubt, the CIE was my home during my time at Northeastern.

James Lyons Baptiste, CIE Alum