Hello everyone! My name is Anthony Mendiola and I am currently a second year chemical engineering student at IIT. Being a Chicago native there are a lot of people you meet whether it be at a restaurant, a festival or even on your commute home. Many of the people you see share the same city as you but are set apart by a world of differences. I got involved with UNITE because I hope to help people share their differences no matter how big or small and listen to those around them, not only to understand them but also to respect them. These differences are what make each person unique and I value them heavily because I believe in living your life to learn and keeping an open mind about everything you undertake. Through UNITE I hope to continue learning about people and their experiences and be able to share my own to create a community of respect, understanding, and comfort.