On Friday, May 3, at the 27th Annual John P. Garrahan MetroWest Community Prayer Breakfast, Yujing (Jenny) Tang '20 (pictured center) was one of a dozen-plus local high school students honored with the John P. Garrahan Leadership in Diversity Award by the Alliance for MetroWest Unity. Each was recognized for fostering "greater communication and harmony in school communities" and promoting "understanding between people of diverse backgrounds."
Now a rising VI Former from Sunnyvale, California, Jenny believes that "the ultimate meaning of social justice work is to make the world safe for human differences." Originally from Guangzhou, China, Jenny has a unique perspective on the meaning of diversity and inclusion, having grown up in two different places experiencing two different cultures. She once thought her multicultural identity would disadvantage her, but she now embraces it for the perspective and empathy it gives her. She has ably demonstrated her commitment to broadening cultural horizons at St. Mark's, where she explores her identities and works to build more opportunities to promote diversity.
Jenny is a frequent participant in affinity group activities at St. Mark's, and she is one of the School's Pathway Prefects. In that role, she organizes the annual Community & Equity Day, assists affinity group leaders, and serves as a student voice for the Pathways program. A passionate advocate for diversity, Jenny is committed to ensuring that the differences among her peers are welcomed and celebrated within the St. Mark's community.
Congratulations to Jenny Tang '20, an exemplar of St. Mark's commitment to lives of leadership and service.