Akronite of the Week

Meet Diana Chang

Your Instagram host for the week of July 18, 2021

Diana Chang, the Everyday Akron host for the week of July 18, 2021

Meet Diana:

Hi! I’m Diana, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a senior neuroscience and psychology major with a minor in pre-law at Kent State University. Though I’ve lived in Kent for most of my life, I went to middle school and high school out in Akron. I went to St. Paul’s near Coventry for middle school and St. Vincent-St. Mary’s for high school around the Highland Square area.

Whenever I drive past Akron or think of Akron, I think of nostalgia. Akron is where I found my love for coffee, art, jazz, community organization, civic engagement, and my love for life and its little moments. The city is a big reason for who I am today as a young, ambitious woman. I remember sipping coffee with my best friend at Angel Falls Coffee, eating a Rocky Balboa at Mr. Zubs, finding my favorite record at Square Records, driving down the Y-Bridge with the windows down at 2 in the morning, volunteering at the food bank, watching a French film at The Nightlight, and running around the art museum.

The city is one of the reasons why I see a future in community organization and why I see myself running for local politics. I love the people of Akron, and I want to be someone who could help lead and listen to the concerns of a growing community. I made a spontaneous shift from medicine to law with an interest in public policy my last year of college, and I thought of Akron in my emerging adulthood decision.

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