Giovania Tiarachristie, Sociology Major & Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Minor
Giovania Tiarachristie '13
G is a senior studying Sociology with a minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. On campus, G leads the Dickinson Idea Fund, the student-run incubator for community development projects, directing the Executive Board in strategic planning and daily processes of the Fund. G is also conducting an independent research project documenting racial tensions surrounding food security initiatives in South Allison Hill, a low-income and diversely populated neighborhood in Harrisburg. Fusing critical race theory with food justice politics, G is writing about the need for building cross-cultural competency, acknowledging whiteness, and engaging residents fully, in order to achieve collaborative neighborhood development and conflict resolution. She is looking forward to pushing the fringes of what Sustainability means both at Dickinson and in the nation, especially in the integration of race, gender, and class in discourse and urban planning. To G, Sustainability is as a holistic approach to existence, on the basis of understanding, respect, and inclusion of others and of our shared ecosystem, on the inter-generational and cross-cultural human path towards social justice and harmony.