Catherine Martin and Asmita Adya are seniors at a private school In New Jersey. They are brilliant and accomplished young women who were happy to come on the show to discuss the term “Students of Color” with Suzanne. Their perspectives are invaluable and vital to the broader conversation surrounding students from marginalized backgrounds and their fight to overcome racism. We hope you are as inspired by Asmita and Catherine as we are.
Catherine Martin Bio, in her own words:
Hey everyone! I'm Catherine Martin. I am an avid laugher, movie enthusiast, and a tri-sport athlete. I am a senior in high school and will be attending Cornell University in the fall. I am an active member of Jack and Jill of America, executive president of my student government, and belong to clubs such as Model U.N. and Black Student Union. I am also a member of Mu Alpha Theta National Honors Society. Fun Fact: I was presented to society and am a debutante!
Asmita Adya Bio, in her own words:
Hi! My name is Asmita, and I am currently a senior in high school. My family is first-generation Americans from India! I love to sing, read classics, and listen to music. I am an environmental activist and a leader of a non-profit. As a woman scientist and singer of color, it is an ambition of mine to foster and join a diverse and inclusive community and world. Thank you for having me!
About the Show:
There’s a Word For That! is a weekly podcast that centers around a different word or expression each episode. Host Suzanne Dressler believes in pushing the envelope to explore why and how we use words and the ways this impacts our lives. With a diverse assortment of intelligent, creative, and exciting guests, TAWFT! will force you to analyze and consider words in an entirely original and eye-opening way. Even better? NOTHING is off-limits.
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