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Rodney Vakunta

3rd Yeard Student at the Univerisyt of Wisconsin-Madison

Rodney is a third-year student at the University of Wisconsin, pursuing a double major in Real Estate and Marketing. As the Vice President of the Black Student Union, Rodney is passionate about fostering a sense of community and belonging for my fellow students of color. Rodney is a proud member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, where he actively engages in promoting leadership, scholarship, and service. Beyond his academic and extracurricular pursuits,  Rodney is deeply passionate about fitness and well-being. Rodney is an advocate for a holistic approach to health, emphasizing the importance of physical activity and mental wellness within the student body.

Speaking in

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Student Panel

Day 1: November 14, 2023 | 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Student Panel

This panel was thoughtfully crafted to provide a platform for students that identify as Black, Indigenous, South/East Asian, Latinx or Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander to authentically share personal stories on their journeys to find inclusivity and a sense of belonging within the UW campus community. Curated by the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, the panel showcases a diverse array of student experiences, encompassing various ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, genders, and sexualities. This part of the Diversity Forum is to offer a space for BIPOC students to be heard and for attendees to learn and engage while exploring the dynamics of identity.