I am a Canadian with English and Scottish heritage. My interest in diversity stems from research I did as a graduate student looking at the topic of racism and teaching racism to undergraduate students. We were finding that when undergraduate students were not exposed to a broad perspective of what it means to be multicultural and the effects of institutional as well as individual prejudice, they were less likely to perceive racism in everyday events and more likely to endorse stereotypes. The importance of this kind of research cannot be downplayed: as we educate future leaders, we necessarily contribute to the instilling of values within these individuals. My belief is that spreading the word of diversity can instigate changes in personal beliefs, interpersonal relationships, and even policies initiatives.